Spiculum meaning

spĭkyə-ləm
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A small needlelike structure, such as a copulatory organ in a nematode.
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A spicule; esp., any of several spinelike organs found in lower animals, as the starfish.
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A small needlelike structure, such as a copulatory organ in a nematode.
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A thrusting javelin used by Romans that replaced the pilum in the late 3rd century.
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A sharp, pointed crystal, especially of ice.
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(zoology) A sharp, needle-like structure, especially those making up the skeleton of a sponge.
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(astronomy) A small radial emission of gas seen in the chromosphere and corona of the sun.
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Origin of spiculum

  • Latin spīculum diminutive of spīca point, ear of grain

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

  • From Latin spÄ«culum (“a little, sharp point"), from spÄ«cum, alternative form of spÄ«ca (“point, spike").

    From Wiktionary