Definition of Barbicels

1. Noun. (plural of barbicel) ¹



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Definition of Barbicels

1. barbicel [n] - See also: barbicel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbicels

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

Literary usage of Barbicels

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1. The Bird: Its Form and Function by William Beebe (1906)
"At the lower end of our pigeon's feather, barbicels are ... Two interlocked barbs from the vane of a Condor's wing-feather, showing barbules and barbicels. ..."

2. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1891)
"The barbicels of the posterior series of barbs seldom bear hook- lets, but cilia only. This description of a feather is a sort of base-line from which to ..."

3. Animal Memoirs by Samuel Lockwood (1888)
"These together are called barbicels, and the two kinds are distinguished as cilia, or little hairs, and hamuli, or little hooks. ..."

4. Readings in Natural History by Samuel Lockwood (1888)
"These together are called barbicels, and the two kinds are distinguished as cilia, or little hairs, and hamuli, or little hooks. ..."

5. Memoirs of Hugh Edwin Strickland by Hugh Edwin Strickland, William Jardine (1858)
"These barbules further exhibit those ultimate fringes to which the name barbicels has been given. In ordinary feathers, the barbules on the distal side of ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"... and the anterior rows of these usually possess barbicels and booklets. In the downy structure there is a general laxness of the parts, the quills being ..."

7. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"An after-shaft never, and a down-feather rarely, possesses barbicels; while in some cases by the absence of these and part of the barbules a " disconnected ..."

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