Definition of Acerate

1. Adjective. Narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves.

Exact synonyms: Acerose, Acicular, Needle-shaped
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided
Derivative terms: Acicula



Definition of Acerate

1. n. A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base.

2. a. Acerose; needle- shaped.

Definition of Acerate

1. Noun. (chemistry) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. ¹

2. Adjective. Acerose; needle-shaped. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acerate

1. acerose [adj] - See also: acerose

Medical Definition of Acerate

1. A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. See: Aceric. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acerate

acephalus dibrachius
acephalus dipus
acephalus monobrachius
acephalus monopus
acephalus paracephalus
acephalus sympus
acephate
acephenanthrene
acepromazine
acequia
acequias
acer
aceramic
acerata
acerate (current term)
acerate leaf
acerated
acerates
acerb
acerbate
acerbated
acerbates
acerbating
acerbation
acerber
acerbest
acerbic
acerbically
acerbities

Literary usage of Acerate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Monograph of the British Spongiadæ by James Scott Bowerbank (1874)
"One of the slender acerate spicula of the interstitial membranes. X 150 linear. ... A slender acerate spiculum of the dermal membrane. ..."

2. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1850)
"Siliceous Spicula pointed at both extremities—acerate*. Ap 11. Spicula of a species of Halichondria separated from the animal matter by means of boiling ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1885)
"(Where the spicule is acerate, which is generally the case, the species are ... solid branch, in which the fibre is entirely composed of small acerate ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"... -acerate, long and slender, exceedingly numerous and closely matted ... acerate, small and slender, few in number; retentive spicula the same as in the ..."

5. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1859)
"A portion of a long, attenuated, acerate spiculum from the defensive ciliary ... -acerate spicula supporting the base of the ciliary fringe of the mouth of ..."

6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1867)
"... spicula acerate, and cylindro-cruciform, apically or entirely spinous, various in size and proportions : axis of the column a single large spiral ..."

7. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1872)
"... -acerate spicula projecting at right angles from one sixth to one eighth of their length ; and profusely, beneath the dermal membrane, ..."

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