scrobicula

noun scro·bic·u·la \ skrōˈbikyələ \
variants: or less commonly scrobicule \ˈskrōbəˌkyül, -räb-\

Definition of scrobicula

plural scrobiculae \skrōˈbikyəˌlē, -ˌlī\ also scrobicules
: a shallow trench (as one of the smooth depressions surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin)

scrobicular

\skrōˈbikyələ(r)\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of scrobicula

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


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