spica


spi·ca

noun \ˈspī-kə\
plural spi·cae \-ˌkē\ or spicas

Definition of SPICA

:  a bandage that is applied in successive V-shaped crossings and is used to immobilize a limb especially at a joint

Origin of SPICA

Latin, ear of grain — more at spine
First Known Use: circa 1731

Rhymes with SPICA

Spi·ca

noun \ˈspī-kə\

Definition of SPICA

:  a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Virgo

Origin of SPICA

Latin, literally, ear of grain
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SPICA

spi·ca

noun \ˈspī-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural spi·cae \-ˌkē\ or spicas

Medical Definition of SPICA

: a bandage that is applied in successive V-shaped crossings and is used to immobilize a limb especially at a joint; also : such a bandage impregnated with plaster of paris <a spica cast applied at the hip>

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