aciform


aciform
\\ˈasəˌfȯrm\ adjective
Etymology: Latin acus needle + English -iform — more at acute

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/as"euh fawrm'/, adj.
[1840-50; L aci- (comb. form of acus needle; cf. ACICULA) + -FORM]

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aciform /asˈi-förm/
adjective
Needle-shaped
ORIGIN: L acus needle, and ↑-form

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aciform, a.
(ˈæsɪfɔːm)
[mod. f. L. acu-s needle + -form.]
Needle-shaped.
In Craig.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • aciform — [as′ə fôrm΄] adj. [< L acus, needle (see ACEROSE1) + FORM] needle shaped; sharp …   English World dictionary

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  • aciform — /as euh fawrm /, adj. needle shaped; acicular. [1840 50; < L aci (comb. form of acus needle; cf. ACICULA) + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • aciform — adjective Shaped like a needle …   Wiktionary

  • aciform — a. (Bot.) See acicular …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aciform — ac·i·form …   English syllables

  • aciform — /ˈæsəfɔm/ (say asuhfawm) adjective needle shaped; acicular. {Latin acus needle + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • styloid — adj. [Gr. stylos, pillar; eidos, like] Long and slender; belonoid; aciform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology