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lanceolate leaf


Shaped like the head of a lance; tapering from a rounded base toward the apex: lanceolate leaves.

[Late Latin lanceolātus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of Latin lancea, lance; see lance.]

lan′ce·o·late′ly adv.
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(ˈlɑːnsɪəˌleɪt; -lɪt) ,




(Botany) narrow and tapering to a point at each end: lanceolate leaves.
[C18: from Late Latin lanceolātus, from lanceola small lance]
ˈlanceoˌlately adv
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(ˈlæn si əˌleɪt, -lɪt)

shaped like the head of a lance.
[1750–60; < New Latin lanceolātus= Latin lanciol(a) small lance (lance(a) lance + -ola -ole1) + -ātus -ate1]
lan′ce•o•late`ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lanceolate - (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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lanceolate; apex acute with a needle-like extension; about six or eight
It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
Leaves are small numerous oblong to lanceolate in shape tapering at the apex with a nerve running out into a point of variable length leaves have recurved margins and the lower cells elongate smooth with upper cells rounded.
Ovary lanceolate, shortly stipitate, 1-2.3 x 0.3-0.7 cm; style not distinct; stigma prominent, slightly bilobed.
Andean types generally tend to have larger leaves with ovate or lanceolate central leaflets and lanceolate or triangular bracteoles, longer internodes in the main stem, larger seeds, a stripeless standard on white flower, and a central pod beak position.
Martagon lilies are distinguished by their somewhat lanceolate leaves arranged in whorls around the stalk, and by their numerous pendant flowers with recurved petals reminiscent of a type of Turkish hat, hence the name 'martagon' or Turk's cap lilies.
The leaves are large--sometimes more than two feet long--and compound, with each leaflet lanceolate and serrated.
The whole tea industry and culture is based on the lanceolate leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae), a small evergreen broadleaf tree from southern China (C.
Odontaspids are also characterized by lanceolate teeth and the lack of nictitating lower eyelids, which differentiates them from similar families such as the scyliorhinids (cat sharks) and carcharhinids (requiem sharks) (Bass et al., 1975).
In excavations up until 1995 three types have been identified: a lanceolate arrowhead, a bolt-like arrowhead, and a single example of the tip of a light dart.
The dorsal margin is straight, with a mean length of 0.070 mm (SD = 0.008 mm, range = 0.0540.081) and the ventral margin is curved with a mean length of 0.125 mm (SD = 0.020, range = 0.081-0.126 mm) Large lanceolate hooks are present on the anterior and posterior edges of both valves.