Barbicel meaning

bärbĭ-sĕl
One of the minute, hooked projections extending from and interlocking the barbules of a feather.
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Any of the tiny, hairlike extensions growing from the barbules of a feather, that hook the barbules together.
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One of the minute, hooked projections extending from and interlocking the barbules of a feather.
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Any of the hooks on the barbules of a feather that interlock adjacent barbs.
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Origin of barbicel

  • New Latin barbicella diminutive of Latin barba beard bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots

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