subulate

subulate

[soo-byuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective Biology.
slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awlshaped.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin sūbulātus, equivalent to Latin sūbul(a) awl + -ātus -ate1

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subulate (ˈsuːbjəlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
 
adj
(esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped
 
[C18: from New Latin subulatus like an awl, from Latin sūbula awl]

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