scrobicula

noun scro·bic·u·la \skrōˈbikyələ\
variants: less commonly

scrobicule

\ˈskrōbəˌkyül, -räb-\

Definition of scrobicula

plural

scrobiculae

\skrōˈbikyəˌlē, -ˌlī\ also

scrobicules

  1. :  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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