Definition of Spicula

1. n. A little spike; a spikelet.



Definition of Spicula

1. Noun. (plural of spiculum) ¹

2. Noun. A little spike; a spikelet. ¹

3. Noun. A pointed fleshy appendage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spicula

1. spicule [n -LAE] : SPICULAR [adj] - See also: spicule

Medical Definition of Spicula

1. Origin: NL, dim. Of L. Spica a spike, ear. A little spike; a spikelet. A pointed fleshy appendage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Spicula Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Spicula Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spicula

spicily
spiciness
spicinesses
spicing
spick
spick-and-span
spick and span
spicker
spickest
spicknel
spicknels
spicks
spicose
spicous
spics
spicula (current term)
spiculae
spicular
spiculate
spiculation
spiculations
spicule
spicules
spiculiform
spiculigenous
spiculispongiae
spiculum
spide
spider

Literary usage of Spicula

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Application, Being a Familiar by Jabez Hogg (1869)
"Among the genus Grantia, Geodia, and Levant sponge, are found spicula of a large size, radiating in three directions—triradiate. In the Levant specimen, ..."

2. A Monograph of the British Spongiadæ by James Scott Bowerbank (1874)
"In the cabinet of the Rev. AM Norman. Natural size. Fig. 10. — One of the long, slender, incipiently- spinous, tension spicula of the dermal membrane. ..."

3. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1870)
"Irregular laminato-proliferous spicula of Paramuricea ... Proliferous fusiform, and attenuato-stellate spicula of ..."

4. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal by Robert Jameson, William Jardine, Henry Darwin Rogers (1826)
"On the Siliceous spicula of two Zoophytes from Shetland.— " On examining the siliceous axis of two zoophytes lately presented to me by Dr Fleming, ..."

5. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (1826)
"These views, regarding the marine spicula, I had occasion, last winter, to illustrate in the ... The spicula of this animal are about half a line in length, ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"Skeleton composed near the external surface occasionally of short fasciculi of siliceous spicula, disposed in lines at about right angles to the surface of ..."

7. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1857)
"spicula of the gemmules. The author then proceeds to describe the spicula, ... However closely the spicula may be brought into contract with each other, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Spicula

Search for Spicula on Dictionary.com!Search for Spicula on Thesaurus.com!Search for Spicula on Google!Search for Spicula on Wikipedia!

Search