synapticulum

noun
syn·​ap·​tic·​u·​lum | \ ˌsiˌnapˈtikyələm, sə̇ˌn- \
plural synapticula\ -​lə \

Definition of synapticulum

: one of numerous conical or cylindrical calcareous processes that extend between and unite the adjacent septa of some corals

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History and Etymology for synapticulum

New Latin, from Greek synaptos + New Latin -i- + Latin -culum, neuter diminutive suffix

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“Synapticulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synapticulum. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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