lanceolate

adjective

lan·​ce·​o·​late ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce lanceolate (audio)
: shaped like a lance head
specifically : tapering to a point at the apex and sometimes at the base
lanceolate leaves
lanceolate prisms
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin lanceolatus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of lancea

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lanceolate was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Lanceolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanceolate. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

lanceolate

adjective
lan·​ce·​o·​late ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce lanceolate (audio)
: shaped like the head of a lance or spear
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