[ uh-sik-yuh-luh ]
/ əˈsɪk yə lə /
noun, plural a·cic·u·lae [uh-sik-yuh-lee]. /əˈsɪk yəˌli/.
a needlelike part; spine, bristle, or needlelike crystal.
a plural of aciculum.
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Example sentences from the Web for acicula
Acicula lineata is a very small shell, the size of the Pupæ; mainly northern in distribution.Our British Snails|John William Horsley
The banks of Aripo are not the only localities, nor is the acicula the only mollusc, by which pearls are furnished.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
British Dictionary definitions for acicula
/ (əˈsɪkjʊlə) /
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
a needle-shaped part, such as a spine, prickle, or crystal
Derived forms of aciculaacicular, adjective
Word Origin for acicula
C19: New Latin, diminutive of acus needle
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