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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 (3)
  • Stream of emotional, creative impulse strong enough and hot enough to thaw the classical icebergs till not a floating spiculum of them is left.
  • Rossiter in this autumn of 1917 was extremely interested in certain crucial experiments he was making with spiculum in sponge-cells; with scleroblasts, "mason-cells,"...
  • Refining on the more delicate sound of stipes, the Latins got 'stipula,' the thin stem of straw: which rustles and ripples daintily in verse, associated with spica and... for more
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