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acuminate

 [ah-ku´mĭ-nāt]
sharp-pointed.

a·cu·mi·nate

(ă-kyū'mi-nāt),
Pointed; tapering to a point.
[L. acumino, pp. -atus, to sharpen]

acuminate

/acu·mi·nate/ (ah-ku´mĭ-nāt) sharp-pointed.

acuminate

(ə-kyo͞o′mə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj.
Tapering gradually to a sharp point, as the tips of certain leaves.
tr.v. (-nāt′) acumi·nated, acumi·nating, acumi·nates Archaic
To sharpen or taper.

a·cu′mi·na′tion n.

acuminate

[ə·kyo̅o̅′mi·nāt]
Etymology: L, acuminatus
1 sharp-pointed.
2 to sharpen something or to make it tapered.

a·cu·mi·nate

(ă-kyū'mi-nāt)
Tapering to a point.
[L. acumino, pp. -atus, to sharpen]

acuminate

(of leaves) tapering to a point, narrowing sharply towards the tip and then less sharply near the point.

a·cu·mi·nate

(ă-kyū'mi-nāt)
Pointed; tapering to a point.
[L. acumino, pp. -atus, to sharpen]

acuminate

sharp-pointed.
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Inflorescence broadly capitate, simple, umbellate, apex nearly flat, sunk in the center of the rosette, 8-9 cm long (excluding the petals), 9-12 mm in diameter, 56 to 65-flowered; floral bracts entire to remotely denticulate at the apex, green, membranaceous, distinctly nerved, longitudinally sulcate mainly near the apex, sparsely to subdensely white-lepidote outside, glabrous inside, the outer ones resembling the involucral bracts, ecarinate, slightly exceeding the ovary, the inner ones narrowly ovate-lanceolate to sublinear-lanceolate, acuminate, ecarinate or bearing a protruded central nerve and appearing carinate, 45-60 x 8-20 mm, slightly exceeding the ovary.
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Nevertheless, Opaepele can be distinguished from Chorocaris by the acuminate antennal and pterygostomial teeth of the carapace, the denticulate posterolateral margin of the fifth pleonal pleuron, the well differentiated, sharp distolateral tooth of the antennal scale and the sharply pointed posterolateral projection of the uropodal protopod.