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spica

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noun spi·ca \ˈspī-kə\

Definition of spica

plural spi·cae play \-ˌkē\ or spicas

  1. :  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


Spica

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noun Spi·ca \ˈspī-kə\

Definition of Spica

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

spica

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noun spi·ca \ˈspī-kə\

Medical Definition of spica

plural spi·cae \-ˌkē\play or spicas

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "spica" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "spica"


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