(Of a plant or animal structure, e.g., a leaf) tapering to a point.
More example sentences
- In place of these, we analyzed timing of anthesis, presence or absence of seed wings and pistillate racemes, and prevalence of acuminate leaf apices and attenuate leaf bases.
- The orbicular-shaped mutant leaves are further characterized by the leaf apex, which is retuse in contrast to the acuminate apex of leaves of wild-type plants.
- The radicle and plumule form a small subglobose unit, the embryonic axis, whose acuminate lower end extends into the micropyle.
late 16th century: from late Latin acuminatus 'pointed', from acuminare 'sharpen to a point', from acuere 'sharpen' (see acute).
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