Barbicel Definition

bärbĭ-sĕl
noun
One of the minute, hooked projections extending from and interlocking the barbules of a feather.
American Heritage Medicine
Any of the tiny, hairlike extensions growing from the barbules of a feather, that hook the barbules together.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Barbicel

Noun

Singular:
barbicel
Plural:
barbicels

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

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