Definition of Barbicel

1. n. One of the small hooklike processes on the barbules of feathers.



Definition of Barbicel

1. Noun. Any of the hooks on the barbules of a feather that interlock adjacent barbs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbicel

1. a part of a feather [n -S]

Medical Definition of Barbicel

1. One of the small hooklike processes on the barbules of feathers. Origin: NL. Barbicella, dim. Of L. Barba. See 1st Barb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbicel

barberry family
barbers
barbershop
barbershop quartet
barbershop quartets
barbershops
barbertonite
barbes
barbet
barbets
barbette
barbette carriage
barbettes
barbican
barbicans
barbicel (current term)
barbicels
barbie
barbiero
barbiers
barbies
barbigerous
barbing
barbital
barbitals
barbitoi
barbiton
barbitone
barbitones
barbitos

Literary usage of Barbicel

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1. Methods for Elementary and Secondary Schools by Ellwood Leitheiser Kemp (1915)
"How strong and firm the web is in spite of its lightness and apparent frailty, because of the way its barbs are held by barbicel and booklet, ..."

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