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spiculate

[spik-yuh-leyt, -lit]
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adjective
  1. having the form of a spicule.
  2. covered with or having spicules; consisting of spicules.
Also spic·u·lar [spik-yuh-ler] /ˈspɪk yə lər/.

Origin of spiculate

1825–35; < Latin spīculātus, equivalent to spīcul(um) (see spicule) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsin·ter·spic·u·lar, adjectivemul·ti·spic·u·lar, adjectivemul·ti·spic·u·late, adjective
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