Ancipital

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ancipital (Bot) Two-edged instead of round; -- said of certain flattened stems, as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ancipital Same as ancipitous
    • ancipital In zoology and botany, two-edged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ancipital an-sip′i-tal two-headed: double: doubtful:
    • Ancipital Also Ancip′itous
    • adj Ancipital an-sip′i-tal (bot.) two-edged and flattened
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anceps, ancipitis, two-headed, double; an-, for amb-, on both sides + caput, head
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. anceps, ancipit-is, double—an for amb, on both sides, and caput, the head.

Usage

In literature:

Ancipital: with two opposite edges or angles.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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