lanceolate

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

Definition of lanceolate

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1760


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lanceolate

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

Medical Definition of lanceolate

  1. :  shaped like the head of a lance or spear

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