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adjectiveOphthalmology Zoology Botany
Having the form of a spine or prickle; (Ophthalmology, of a cataract) having needle-like projections.
Early 19th century. From post-classical Latin aculeiformis pointed, spine-shaped from classical Latin acūleus + -formis.
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