Definition of ancipital
: double-edged —used of flattened stems (as of certain grasses)
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Origin and Etymology of ancipital
Latin ancipit-, anceps two-headed, two-edged (from—assumed—ambicipit-, ambiceps, from ambi- + -ceps, from caput head) + English -al or -ous
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
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