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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals.

Usage examples (20)
  • Any spicule, any prominence, would long since have either fallen back into the chromosphere, or blown away entirely…but not this thing.
  • In other cases secondary hæmorrhage was the result of perforation of the vessel by a sharp spicule of bone, but in the large majority sepsis and suppuration were the cause.
  • The ice storm was no longer the gusting, swirling fog of that morning but a driving wall of stiletto-tipped spears, near-lethal in its ferocity, highspeed ice-spicule...
  • Milam AH (1995) Histopathology of bone spicule pigmentation in retinitis pigmentosa. for more
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