subulate

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subulate (comparative more subulate, superlative most subulate)

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

Usage notes[edit]

"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.


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sūbulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of sūbulātus