spiculum

noun

spic·​u·​lum
-ləm
plural spicula
-lə
1
: any of various small spicular organs (such as the spines of an echinoderm, the dart of various snails, or a copulatory bristle on a nematode)
2

Word History

Etymology

Latin, small sharp organ or part, sting, arrowhead, arrow

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“Spiculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiculum. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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