aculeiform

adjective

acu·​le·​i·​form
ə-ˈkyü-lē-ə-ˌfȯrm,
¦a-kyə-¦lē-
: like a prickle in shape
specifically : resembling an aculeus

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary acule- (from Latin aculeus prickle, sting) + -iform

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aculeiform was in 1809

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“Aculeiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aculeiform. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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