\\ˌasəˈnasəˌfȯrm\ adjective
Etymology: Latin acinaces short sword (from Greek akinakēs) + English -iform
botany : shaped like a scimitar — used of a leaf

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  • Acinaciform — Ac i*nac i*form ([a^]s [i^]*n[a^]s [i^]*f[^o]rm), a. [L. acinaces a short sword + form: cf. F. acinaciforme.] (Bot.) Scimeter shaped; as, an acinaciform leaf. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acinaciform — [as΄ə nas′ə fôrm΄] adj. [< L acinaces, short sword < Gr akinakēs, of Pers orig. + FORM] Bot. shaped like a scimitar …   English World dictionary

  • acinaciform — slender sword, of scimitar like form, e.g. acinaciform branchiostegal rays in Perciformes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • acinaciform — adjective Scimeter shaped; as an acinaciform leaf …   Wiktionary

  • acinaciform — См. acinacicate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acinaciform — /as euh nas euh fawrm /, adj. Bot. scimitar shaped, as a leaf. [1765 75; < L acinac (s. of acinaces < Gk akinákes short sword) + I + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • acinaciform — scimitar shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • acinaciform — a. (Bot.) Cimeter shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acinaciform — ac·i·nac·i·form …   English syllables

  • acinaciform —   a. having shape of scimitar …   Dictionary of difficult words

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