Acuto Words: "acicula" to "superacute"
Words that include: acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis
(Latin: sharp, to sharpen, point; needle, pin).
A technical name for a slender needle-like body; such as, the spines or prickles with which some animals and plants are furnished, or the needle-like crystals of certain minerals.
Needle-like; resembling a slender needle or bristle, as the leaves of pine-trees, and various crystals.
1. Marked or striated with scratches or having such an appearance.
2. Shaped like a needle; acicular.
3. Furnished or clothed with aciculae; marked as with needle-scratches.
A projecting cluster of bristles or setae found in certain annelid worms or a fingerlike or handlike bristle seen in certain flagellate protozoa.
Needle shaped, sharp-pointed.
Sharpening, rendering acute.
Hemostasis achieved by the placement of needles.
The combined use of acupression and ligation to control bleeding.
The act of sharpening.
1. Acuteness, keeness, as of thought or vision; severity.
2. Special degree of sensitivity.
1. Pointed; covered with sharp spines.
2. Bearing a stinger, as some bees and wasps.
3. As a figure of speech: pointed, incisive, stinging.
1. Pointed, sharpened to a needle-like point; armed with prickles.
2. As a figure of speech: pointed, incisive, keen, pungent.
A state, or condition, of being sharpened or pointed.
Spine-shaped, like a prickle.
1. Little sharp-pointed spines.
2. Pointed, covered with sharp spines.
1. The sting of an insect or other animal.
2. A conical elevation of the skin of a plant, becoming hard and sharp-pointed: as with the rose.
3. A hair-like projection.
Keeness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation, shrewdness; keenness of discrimination.
Pointed; tapering to a point or sharply pointed.
1. The action of sharpening or bringing to a point; giving a point to.
2. Tending towards a point.
Distinguished by acumen; acute.
Slightly pointed or tapering.
The study of the use of needles for therapeutic purposes, as in acupuncture.
A specialist in the use of needles for therapeutic puroses.
A sharp point or the point where a needle is applied.
The compresson of bleeding vessels by the insertion of needles into adjacent tissue; acupressure.
1. Applicatioin of pressure in sites used for acupuncture with therapeutic intent.
2. In medicine, the compression of a bleeding vessel by inserting needles into adjacent tissue; also pressure points in the body used for finger or hand massage for remedial purposes.
Someone who applies acupuncture for therapeutic purposes.
To stick with a needle or pin.
The practice or process of acupuncture.
1. The ancient oriental practice of piercing parts of the body with needles to treat diseases or to relieve pain; more recently, "acupuncture anesthesia" or "analgesia".
2. As adapted in Western medicine, the needles may be twirled or weak electrical current applied; also called stylostixis.
One who practices acupuncture.
A needle or needlelike instrument.
Cutting by means of an electrosurgical needle.
An electric needle used like a scapel for incising (cutting) into tissue.
The ability to perceive sound normally.
The sharpness of a photographic or printed image; a numerical measure of this.
Having acute angles; acute-angled.
1. Having a sharp point.
2. Keen or quick of mind, shrewd.
3. Severe and sharp, as pain.
4. Of great importance or consequence; crucial: "an acute lack of financial resources."
5. In geometry, designating angles less than 90 degrees.
1. Of senses and feelings: Keenly, delicately; sharply, poignantly.
2. Of the mental faculties: With ready or quick apprehension, with keen penetration, shrewdly.
3. Of things material: Sharply.
1. Of things material: Sharpness of point or edge.
2. Of a disease or pain: Sharpness, keenness.
3. Of sounds: Shrillness, high pitch.
4. Of the senses or feelings: Keenness, quickness, sensitiveness.
1. Clever; sharp; shrewd; pretty or attractive.
2. Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense of being "keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd". It is considered likely that cute came to be used as a term of praise, or approval, for things that demonstrated "acuteness", and so it went on to develop its own sense of being "attractive" and "fetching".
Increased sharpness of sense perception.
Decreased sharpness of sense perception.
Increased sharpness of hearing.
Very acute, said of a disease.
Less than acute.
Extremely acute; marked by extreme severity of symptoms and rapid progress, as of the course of a disease.
The quickest way to experience acupuncture is to try on a new shirt.
Acupuncture has its points.
Blunt words often have the sharpest edges.