formation into spicules.
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 […]
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)
adjective, spicier, spiciest. 1. seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing. 2. characteristic or suggestive of spice. 3. of the nature of or resembling spice. 4. abounding in or yielding spices. 5. aromatic or fragrant. 6. piquant or pungent: spicy criticism. 7. of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy: a spicy […]
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