scrobicula

noun
scro·​bic·​u·​la | \ skrōˈbikyələ \
variants: or less commonly scrobicule \ ˈskrōbəˌkyül , -​räb-​ \
plural scrobiculae\ skrōˈbikyəˌlē , -​ˌlī \ also scrobicules

Definition of scrobicula

: a shallow trench (as one of the smooth depressions surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin)

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Other Words from scrobicula

scrobicular \ skrōˈbikyələ(r) \ adjective

History and Etymology for scrobicula

New Latin scrobicula, alteration of Latin scrobiculus little trench, diminutive of scrobis

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“Scrobicula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrobicula. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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