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spicula

[spik-yuh-luh] /ˈspɪk yə lə/
noun, plural spiculae
[spik-yuh-lee] /ˈspɪk yəˌli/ (Show IPA)
1.
a spicule.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Neo-Latin spīcula, Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin spīc(a) ear of grain + -ula -ule
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