Acicula meaning

ə-sĭkyə-lə
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A slender, needlelike part or structure, such as a spine or bristle of certain plants and animals or a crystal of certain minerals.
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A needlelike spine, prickle, particle, or crystal; esp., an ice crystal.
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A slender, needlelike part or structure, such as a spine or bristle of certain plants and animals or a crystal of certain minerals.
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One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.
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Origin of acicula

  • Latin hairpin diminutive of acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pin for a head-dress

    From Wiktionary