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corbicula

[ kawr-bik-yuh-luh ]
/ kɔrˈbɪk yə lə /
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noun, plural cor·bic·u·lae [kawr-bik-yuh-lee]. /kɔrˈbɪk yəˌli/.

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Origin of corbicula

1810–20; <New Latin, little basket; see corbeil

OTHER WORDS FROM corbicula

cor·bic·u·late [kawr-bik-yuh-lit, -leyt], /kɔrˈbɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corbicula

corbicula
/ (kɔːˈbɪkjʊlə) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

the technical name for pollen basket

Word Origin for corbicula

C19: from Late Latin, diminutive of Latin corbis basket
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