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subulate

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

subulate (comparative more subulate, superlative most subulate)

  1. (biology) Awl-shaped; tapering into a sharp point from a broader base.

Usage notesEdit

"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.


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sūbulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of sūbulātus