acuminate

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Related to acuminated: accumulated, entire leaf, oblanceolate leaf, reniform leaf, spatulate leaf

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.