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aciculum

[ uh-sik-yuh-luhm ]
/ 蓹藞s瑟k y蓹 l蓹m /
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noun, plural a路cic路u路lums, a路cic路u路la [uh-sik-yuh-luh]. /蓹藞s瑟k y蓹 l蓹/.
an acicula.
Zoology. one of the slender, sharp stylets embedded in the parapodia of certain annelid worms, as the polychaetes.
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Origin of aciculum

Alteration of acicula
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British Dictionary definitions for aciculum

aciculum
/ (蓹藞s瑟kj蕣l蓹m) /

noun plural -lums or -la (-l蓹)
a needle-like bristle that provides internal support for the appendages (chaetae) of some polychaete worms

Word Origin for aciculum

C19: New Latin; see acicula
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