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needle-like Line breaks: needle-like

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Definition of needle-like in English:


Long, slender, and pointed: fine needle-like leaves
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  • Aphids pierce the plants with needle-like mouthparts to suck the sap.
  • The pain of the sting is caused by a complex protein injected through the needle-like sting as it penetrates the skin.
  • The design is etched into the gold leaf with a sharp needle-like instrument.

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