acicular

adjective
acic·​u·​lar | \ə-ˈsi-kyə-lər \

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

adjective
acic·​u·​lar | \ə-ˈsik-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of acicular 

: shaped like a needle acicular crystals

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