Definition of Spicules

1. Noun. (plural of spicule) ¹



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Definition of Spicules

1. spicule [n] - See also: spicule

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spicules

spicker
spickest
spicknel
spicknels
spicks
spicose
spicous
spics
spicula
spiculae
spicular
spiculate
spiculation
spiculations
spicule
spicules (current term)
spiculiform
spiculigenous
spiculispongiae
spiculum
spicy
spide
spider
spider's web
spider's webs
spider-burst
spider-webby
spider angioma
spider angiomas
spider brake

Literary usage of Spicules

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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"44 (45) Rotules of gemmule spicules of small class regular mushroom-shaped, ... Skeleton spicules very variable in length and curvature, entirely spined; ..."

2. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"217, A), whose triradiate spicules are composed of carbonate of lime. Sponge-spicules are much more frequently siliceous than calcareous; and the variety of ..."

3. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada: Déliberations by Royal Society of Canada (1890)
"They consist of several slender spicules twisted together spirally so as to ... A similar structure has been found by Dr. Hinde in the root spicules of ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"When less abundant the spicules are often chiefly gathered in the upper layers of the colony, leaving the deeper portions of the test yellowish and ..."

5. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"PLATE V. I HAVE thought that it might be of interest to the Society to have some further information on the distribution of the spicules found in the ..."

6. The Microscopy of Drinking Water by George Chandler Whipple, John Wymond Miller Bunker (1914)
"the chitinous coat is surrounded by a " crust " in which are embedded minute spicules, called the " gemmule spicules," to distinguish them from the ..."

7. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"forms with no spongin and forms with no spicules in the spongin fibres ... The calcareous and silicious spicules are secreted in the protoplasm of the ..."

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