aciculate

adjective

acic·​u·​late
ə-ˈsi-kyə-lət,
-ˌlāt
1
a
: furnished with or composed of aciculae
b
: marked with fine irregular streaks like needle scratches
2

Word History

Etymology

New Latin acicula + English -ate

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of aciculate was in 1824

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“Aciculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aciculate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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