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aciculum

[uh-sik-yuh-luh m] /əˈsɪk yə ləm/
noun, plural aciculums, acicula
[uh-sik-yuh-luh] /əˈsɪk yə lə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an acicula.
2.
Zoology. one of the slender, sharp stylets embedded in the parapodia of certain annelid worms, as the polychaetes.
Origin
alteration of acicula
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British Dictionary definitions for aciculum

aciculum

/əˈsɪkjʊləm/
noun (pl) -lums, -la (-lə)
1.
a needle-like bristle that provides internal support for the appendages (chaetae) of some polychaete worms
Word Origin
C19: New Latin; see acicula
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