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Definition of "subulate" [su•bu•late]

  • Biology Tapering to a point; awl-shaped: a subulate leaf. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subulate" in a sentence
  • "AUSTRALIS, but the leaflets are fewer and smaller, and the subulate glands of that species are wanting. —"
  • "If the anthers are pulled, the filaments are separated from them and remain as subulate white pointed processes."
  • "Dianthoides, several Astragali, one with the pinnulae dentato serratis, petiola spinosa, a tufted Monocotyledonous plant with terete canaliculate subulate leaves, _Salvia_, Gramen alterum, Composita dislocata,"