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apiculus

[uh-pik-yuh-luh s, ey-pik-] /əˈpɪk yə ləs, eɪˈpɪk-/
noun, plural apiculi
[uh-pik-yuh-lahy, ey-pik-] /əˈpɪk yəˌlaɪ, eɪˈpɪk-/ (Show IPA).
Botany.
1.
a small point or tip.
Origin of apiculus
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin, equivalent to apic- (stem of apex) apex + -ulus -ule
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