lanceolate

adjective lan·ce·o·late \ ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt \

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

Origin and Etymology of lanceolate

Late Latin lanceolatus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of lancea


Medical Dictionary

lanceolate

adjective lan·ce·o·late \ ˈlan(t)-sē-ə-ˌlāt \

medical Definition of lanceolate

: shaped like the head of a lance or spear

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