The shaft of the spicule is generally slender and of considerable length.
He had found, too, that all matter—every spicule of it—is exhausted in the relation.
The spores soon become free, but the spicule often still adheres to them; but they are not attached to the intermingled filaments.
Spic′ūlum, a spicule; Spike′bill, a merganser, a sawbill: the marbled godwit.
The spicule thus resembles a little trumpet resting on its mouth.
spicule spic·ule (spĭk'yōōl) or spic·u·la (-yə-lə)
n. pl. spic·ules or spic·u·lae (-yə-lē)
A needlelike structure or part.