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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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Legs: I and II, tibiae and basitarsi each with paired rows of fine, acuminate macrosetae on pro- and retrolateral surfaces.
STRUCTURE: Abdomen ovoid and not distinctly acuminate apically, only slightly protruding beyond posterior margin of hemleytra.
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Otis is a tall, semidwarf cultivar, with lax, tapering, inclined curved heads with white awns and white glumes that are long in length, wide in width with narrow, acuminate shoulders, and narrow beaks.
Stem leaves [+ or -] concave, either straight, oblong-ovate with abruptly acute or obtuse and apiculate or rounded apex, or falcate, ovate to oblong-ovate with gradually and shortly to longly acuminate apex; erect-spreading to imbricate, usually complanate; margin plane, entire or slightly denticulate near apex; costa short and double, occasionally absent; median lamina cells linear-flexuose, becoming shorter and wider towards apex and slightly shorter, wider and porose towards base; marginal cells similar or slightly shorter and wider than adjacent median lamina cells; alar cells numerous, hyaline, inflated, forming a well delimited group, slightly or longly decurrent.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: NEEDLE-LIKE, 1" to 2" long and 1/8" to 1/4" wide, linear-lanceolate shape with finely serrated margins, tip sharply acuminate, 2 whitish bands of stomata underneath.
It is no longer sufficient merely to inspect the penis for obvious condylomata acuminata, (8) as the acuminate (papilliform) warts, generally types 6 and 11, have a low malignancy potential.