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acuminate

 [ah-ku´mĭ-nāt]
sharp-pointed.
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a·cu·mi·nate

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

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

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

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