acic·​u·​late | \ ə-ˈsi-kyə-lət, -ˌlāt \

Definition of aciculate

1a : furnished with or composed of aciculae
b : marked with fine irregular streaks like needle scratches

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First Known Use of aciculate

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for aciculate

New Latin acicula + English -ate

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“Aciculate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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