aculeated

aculeate

[uh-kyoo-lee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
Biology. having or being any sharp-pointed structure.
2.
having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects.
3.
pointed; stinging.
Also, aculeated.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin acūleātus. See aculeus, -ate1

nonaculeate, adjective
nonaculeated, adjective
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aculeate or aculeated (əˈkjuːlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  cutting; pointed
2.  having prickles or spines, as a rose
3.  having a sting, as bees, wasps, and ants
 
[C17: from Latin acūleātus; see aculeus]
 
aculeated or aculeated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin acūleātus; see aculeus]

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aculeate a·cu·le·ate (ə-kyōō'lē-ĭt, -āt')
adj.
Covered with sharp spines; pointed.

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