Spicula



noun, plural spiculae
[spik-yuh-lee] /ˈspɪk yəˌli/ (Show IPA)
1.
a spicule.
noun, plural spicula
[spik-yuh-luh] /ˈspɪk yə lə/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
1.
a small, needlelike body, part, process, or the like.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
another word for spicule (sense 1)

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    noun 1. a small or minute, slender, sharp-pointed body or part; a small, needlelike crystal, process, or the like. 2. Zoology. one of the small, hard, calcareous or siliceous bodies that serve as the skeletal elements of various marine and freshwater invertebrates. 3. Astronomy. a jet of gas several hundred miles in diameter rising from […]

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    noun, plural spicula [spik-yuh-luh] /ˈspɪk yə lə/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. a small, needlelike body, part, process, or the like. noun (pl) -la (-lə) 1. another word for spicule (sense 1)



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