subulate (comparative more subulate, superlative most subulate)
- (biology) Awl-shaped; tapering into a sharp point from a broader base.
"Subulate" is usually used for organs with volume; acuminate describes only the apex of an organ; a lanceolate shape is broadest somewhere below the middle, not at the base.
Last modified on 13 August 2012, at 14:56
- vocative masculine singular of sūbulātus