paxilla

noun pax·il·la \pakˈsilə\

Definition of paxilla

plural

paxillae

\-iˌlē\
  1. :  a spine like a pillar with a flattened summit bearing minute spinules or granules in various starfishes

paxillar

\-lə(r)\ adjective

paxillate

\-lə̇t, -ˌlāt\ adjective

paxilliferous

\¦paksə¦lif(ə)rəs\ adjective

paxilliform

\pakˈsiləˌfȯrm\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of paxilla

New Latin, from Latin paxillus peg, diminutive of palus stake — more at pole


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