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spicule

spic·ule (spic·u·la)

spicule (spicula)

 
pronunciation:
spIk yul [or] spIk y l
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: spiculae, spicules
definition: a small needlelike body, part, or projection, such as one of the hard processes forming the skeletal elements of invertebrates such as sponges.
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