spica

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noun spi·ca \ ˈspī-kə \

Definition of spica

plural spicae play \ˈspī-ˌkē\ or spicas
:a bandage that is applied in successive V-shaped crossings and is used to immobilize a limb especially at a joint

Origin and Etymology of spica

Latin, ear of grain — more at spine


Spica

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noun Spi·ca \ ˈspī-kə \

Definition of Spica

:a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Virgo

Origin and Etymology of spica

Latin, literally, ear of grain


Medical Dictionary

spica

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noun spi·ca \ ˈspī-kə \

medical Definition of spica

plural spicae play \-ˌkē\ or spicas
:a bandage that is applied in successive V-shaped crossings and is used to immobilize a limb especially at a joint; also :such a bandage impregnated with plaster of paris
  • a spica cast applied at the hip

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