aciculum

noun acic·u·lum \ə-ˈsi-kyə-ləm\

Definition of aciculum

plural

acicula

\ə-ˈsi-kyə-lə\ or

aciculums

  1. :  a needlelike spine or bristle of an animal or plant :  acicula; specifically :  one of the stiff setae in the base of a parapodium of an annelid

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Origin and Etymology of aciculum

New Latin, alteration of Late Latin acicula small pin for a headdress


First Known Use: 1867


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