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Synonyms for needle-shaped

narrow and long and pointed

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Apart from needle-shaped filler (palygorskite), the flat inclusions of different sizes, which are shards of clay (montmorillonite), are also visible in the images (Figure 4(b)).
Microscopic analysis revealed amorphous, polarizable needle-shaped crystals consistent with monosodium urate.
The coarse grain structure also confirms the conclusion of overheating, and the dendrite, needle-shaped ferrite structure speaks of partial hardening due to cold temperatures of the surroundings.
Cytology findings consist of fat droplets containing radially arranged refractile needle-shaped crystals in a background of inflammatory cells, including lymphocytes, histiocytes, and multinucleated giant cells, with or without calcifications.
With Etretat: Sunset, Monet painted a cliff known as the Falaise d'Aval along with the arch Porte d'Aval overlapping a tall, needle-shaped rock spire known as Aiguille (the Needle) that stands just offshore.
Gout results from a build-up of uric acid in the blood which causes tiny needle-shaped crystals to form in and around joints over several years.
Needle-shaped clefts within adipocytes are characteristic and are believed to represent crystallized, saturated fatty acids that dissolve with tissue processing.
The needle-shaped leaves take atmospheric vapour during night .
Others have sought an abode in up-market developments with names like Emirates Living and Business Bay and in the needle-shaped Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
Occasionally, light chain casts assume rhomboidal, needle-shaped, or other striking geometric forms.
Here, using a model system consisting of water-soluble 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and glassy, hydrophobic methyl methacrylate (MMA) polymers, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as the crosslinker and needle-shaped precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) particles as fillers, we investigated the particle packing and optical properties of the PCC composite hydrogels with respect to PCC particle AR and concentration ([[PHI].
Needle-shaped urate crystals were seen with few RBC's in between (Figure 2).
Originally published in 1955, The Lonely Sky: The Personal Story of America's Pioneering Experimental Test Pilot is the autobiographical testimony of William Bridgeman, an ex-Navy man who joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot, and became personally involved in testing the Skyrocket, an experimental, needle-shaped rocket-powered ship.
Thousands of people marched though Yerevan to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial dedicated to the victims of the killings, which overlooks the capital, dominated by a needle-shaped stele.
Charcot-Leyden crystals (degenerated eosinophils) are present as long, needle-shaped, or bipyramidal eosinophilic crystals (figure 2).