lanceolate [lan′sē ə lit, lan′sē əlāt΄]
[LL lanceolatus < lanceola, dim. of L lancea: see LANCE]
narrow and tapering like the head of a lance, as certain leaves: see LEAF

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  • Lanceolate — Lan ce*o*late, Lanceolated Lan ce*o*la teda. [L. lanceolatus: cf. F. lanc[ e]ol[ e]. See {Lanceolar}.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Rather narrow, tapering to a point at the apex, and sometimes at the base also; as, a lanceolate leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lanceolate — ► ADJECTIVE technical ▪ of a narrow oval shape tapering to a point at each end. ORIGIN Latin lanceolatus, from lanceola a small lance …   English terms dictionary

  • lanceolate — adjective Etymology: Late Latin lanceolatus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of lancea Date: circa 1760 shaped like a lance head; specifically tapering to a point at the apex and sometimes at the base < lanceolate leaves > < lanceolate prisms >… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lanceolate — spear shaped, broad at the base and tapering to a point …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lanceolate — adj. [L. lanceola, little lance] Tapering to a point at the apex, or sometimes at both ends; lance shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lanceolate — lanceolately, adv. /lan see euh layt , lit/, adj. 1. shaped like the head of a lance. 2. narrow, and tapering toward the apex or sometimes at the base, as a leaf. [1750 60; < L lanceolatus armed with a small lance, equiv. to lanceol(a) small… …   Universalium

  • lanceolate — adjective a) Having the general shape of a lance; much longer than wide, with the widest part lower than the middle and a pointed apex. b) Of a class of knapped stone points, made without a stem, shoulders, notches, or other features that aid in… …   Wiktionary

  • lanceolate — (Order Isopoda): Lance shaped; narrow and tapering to a point [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • lanceolate — lan·ce·o·late lan(t) sē ə .lāt adj shaped like the head of a lance or spear * * * lan·ce·o·late (lanґse o lāt) shaped like a lance …   Medical dictionary

  • lanceolate — shaped like a lance head Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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