acicular

(redirected from leaf shape)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

acicular

 [ah-sik´u-ler]
needle-shaped.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·ic·u·lar

(ă-sik'yū-lar),
Needle shaped or needle pointed; applied particularly to leaves and crystals.
[L. acicular, small pin]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

acicular

(ə-sĭk′yə-lər)
adj.
Having the shape of a needle: acicular crystals.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

acicular

adjective An obsolete term for what would now be termed needle-shaped or speculate.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·ic·u·lar

(ă-sik'yū-lar)
Shaped like a needle.
[L. acicular, small pin]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Oliveira, "Evolutionary optimization of a multiscale descriptor for leaf shape analysis," Expert Systems with Applications, vol.
Once you finish quilting this section, you will be at the base of the leaf shape again.
The segregation of the leaf shape in F2 generation into three classes: okra leaf, normal and the intermediate leaf shape of sub-okra and fitting into the theoretical 1:2:1 monohybrid ratio of incomplete dominance in the present studies lies in close proximity to the findings of Rahman and Khan (1998) and Nawab et al.
SVM-BDT PNN and Fourier Moment Technique for Classification of Leaf Shape. International Journal of Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, 3(4): 6778.
It has been noted that these two varieties are almost similar in terms of plant height,plant canopy width, leaf length, leaf width, and fruit color (young and ripen) but differ in their leaf color, leaf shape, fruit length and fruit shape.
Leaf shape morphometry with EFD's: Significant differences were found in leaf shape among the three populations.
Then the relationship among the noise attenuation capacity of the six hedges, including leaf area (A), leaf weight (W), leaf tactility (T), and leaf shape (S), was analyzed with statistical analysis system (SAS) software.
STEP 3 Use a scraping tool to peel away flesh between leaf shape and its frame.
Whitten was derived and selected as a single plant from the [S.sub.2] ([F.sub.3]) segregating array of a cross of E41 (PI 532873) (Wilson et al., 1965), an improved cultivar with undivided leaf shape, and a powdery mildew resistant selection of 'Guatemala 45' made during the 1994 growing season.
Lastly, transitional forms in leaf shape occur between the juvenile and adult stages, and some of these forms have been selected and given cultivar names.
Barnes, they noted in all fairness, had made a trip to Fishlake National Forest and noted similarities in "bark, leaf shape, and stem angle," and on that basis had pronounced the 106-acre stand a clone, with all the trees supposedly interconnecting through their root systems, via new sprouts called "ramets."
I use the expression of architecture and the pattern of meristem deployment (e.g., tendril formation and branching) along the primary shoot as a basis for comparing plants in terms of flowering and leaf shape variation.