lanceolate

adjective
lan·​ce·​o·​late | \ ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce lanceolate (audio) \

Definition of lanceolate

: 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

First Known Use of lanceolate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lanceolate

Late Latin lanceolatus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of lancea

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The first known use of lanceolate was circa 1760

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“Lanceolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanceolate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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lanceolate

adjective
lan·​ce·​o·​late | \ ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce lanceolate (audio) \

Medical Definition of lanceolate

: shaped like the head of a lance or spear

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