Definition of paxilla
: a spine like a pillar with a flattened summit bearing minute spinules or granules in various starfishes
paxillate\-lə̇t, -ˌlāt\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of paxilla
New Latin, from Latin paxillus peg, diminutive of palus stake
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