acicular

adjective
acic·​u·​lar | \ ə-ˈsi-kyə-lər How to pronounce acicular (audio) \

Definition of acicular

: shaped like a needle acicular leaves acicular crystals

First Known Use of acicular

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acicular

borrowed from New Latin aciculāris, from Late Latin acicula, acucula "small needle, small pin for a headdress" (from Latin acu-, stem of acus "needle" —going back to Indo-European *h₂eḱ-u- "pointed"— + -cula, diminutive suffix) + Latin -āris -ar — more at acute

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“Acicular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acicular. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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acicular

adjective
acic·​u·​lar | \ ə-ˈsik-yə-lər How to pronounce acicular (audio) \

Medical Definition of acicular

: shaped like a needle acicular crystals

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