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barbicel

noun bar·bi·cel \ˈbär-bə-ˌsel\

Definition of BARBICEL

:  any of the small hook-bearing processes on a barbule of a feather — see feather illustration
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Origin of BARBICEL

New Latin barbicella, diminutive of Latin barba
First Known Use: 1869

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