noun, plural spicae
[spahy-see] /ˈspaɪ si/ (Show IPA), spicas for 1, 2.
a type of bandage in the shape of a figure eight, extending from an extremity to the trunk.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo.
noun (pl) -cae (-siː), -cas
(med) a spiral bandage formed by a series of overlapping figure-of-eight turns
(botany) another word for spike2 (sense 1)
the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Distance: 260 light years
A bright bluish-white binary star in the constellation Virgo, with an apparent magnitude of 0.96. Scientific name: Alpha Virginis.
- Spica bandage
spica bandage spi·ca bandage (spī’kə) n. Successive strips of material applied to the body and the first part of a limb, or to the hand and a finger, that overlap slightly so as to resemble an ear of wheat.
adjective, Botany. 1. having spikes, as a plant. 2. arranged in spikes, as flowers. 3. in the form of a spike, as in inflorescence. adjective 1. (botany) having, arranged in, or relating to spikes: a spicate inflorescence
adjective 1. (of violin music) performed with short, abrupt, rebounding motions of the bow. noun 1. a style of playing a bowed stringed instrument in which the bow bounces lightly off the strings adjective, adverb 2. to be played in this manner
noun 1. any of a class of pungent or aromatic substances of vegetable origin, as pepper, cinnamon, or cloves, used as seasoning, preservatives, etc. 2. such substances collectively or as material: Cookies without spice can be tasteless. 3. a spicy or aromatic odor or fragrance. 4. something that gives zest: a spice of humor in […]