Definition of Ancipital

1. a. Two-edged instead of round; -- said of certain flattened stems, as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves.



Definition of Ancipital

1. Adjective. having two faces or edges ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ancipital

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ancipital

1. Ancipitateancipitous Two-headed; two-edged. Origin: L. Anceps, two-headed (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancipital

ancients
ancienty
ancile
anciles
ancilia
ancilla
ancillae
ancillaries
ancillary
ancillas
ancille
ancilles
ancilliary
ancillula
ancillulas
ancipital (current term)
ancipitous
ancistroid
ancitabine
ancle
ancles
ancome
ancomes
ancon
anconad
anconal
anconal fossa
anconas
ancone
anconeal

Literary usage of Ancipital

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1. The Genus Phoradendron: A Monographic Revision by William Trelease (1916)
"Internodes moderate (2-4x30-50 mm.) sharply ancipital, somewhat ... smooth, sharply ancipital or somewhat rhombic and dilated upwards. ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"The character given by Nuttall, to which your correspondent alludes, "culms solid and compressed not terete but solid and ancipital," is one which is ..."

3. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"Branches spreading, ancipital; Ivs. thick, lance-ovate, obtuse, sessile; flowers (large) solitary, sessile. Ga. to Ark. 2—4f. ..."

4. Botany of the Southern States by John Darby (1860)
"mous, ancipital brunches. Leaves narrow, lanceolate. ... Ы. AMBIG'UUM, (Ell.) Stem with numerous ancipital, opposite branches, with scaly bark. ..."

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