a·cu·le·ate (ə-kylē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Zoology Having a stinger, as a bee or wasp.
2. Botany Having sharp prickles.
[Latin acūleātus, from acūleus, sting, diminutive of acus, needle; see ACUMEN.]
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