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subulate

[soo-byuh-lit, -leyt] /ˈsu byə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Biology
1.
slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awl-shaped.
Origin of subulate
1750-1760
1750-60; < New Latin sūbulātus, equivalent to Latin sūbul(a) awl + -ātus -ate1
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subulate

/ˈsuːbjəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin subulatus like an awl, from Latin sūbula awl
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