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ˈspɪk yulspicule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spicule, spiculumnoun

    small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals


  1. spiculenoun

    A sharp, needle-like piece

  2. spiculenoun

    Any of many needle-like crystalline structures that provide skeletal support in marine invertebrates like sponges

  3. spiculenoun

    A jet of matter ejected from the photosphere of the sun

  4. spiculenoun

    A small spike of flowers


  1. spicule

    A spicule is a small, sharp-pointed structure or spike, typically one of many forming part of a larger structure in a plant or animal. They are often composed of calcium carbonate or silica and found particularly in sponges and certain mollusks or echinoderms. In other context, spicules can also refer to minute slender granules of calcium carbonate projecting from the surface of some calcareous algae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiculenoun

    a minute, slender granule, or point

  2. Spiculenoun

    same as Spicula

  3. Spiculenoun

    any small calcareous or siliceous body found in the tissues of various invertebrate animals, especially in sponges and in most Alcyonaria

  4. Etymology: [L. spiculum a little point, a dart.]


  1. Spicule

    Spicules are tiny spike-like structures of diverse origin and function found in many organisms, such as the copulatory spicules of certain nematodes or the grains on the skin of some frogs. In sponges, spicules perform a structural function. Spicules are a very important part of many organisms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spicule in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spicule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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