noun, plural spic·u·lae [spik-yuh-lee] /ˈspɪk yəˌli/.
- spick and span,
Origin of spicula
noun, plural spic·u·la [spik-yuh-luh] /ˈspɪk yə lə/. Zoology.
Origin of spiculum
Examples from the Web for spicula
Spicula all geminate-triradiate, with a short simple middle rod and three much longer arborescent shanks on each end of it.
Spicula all simple rods, more or less curved or bent, pointed at both ends, quite smooth.
This large species is distinguished by the very irregular form and size of the spicula.
Spicula all together geminate-triradiate, with a simple stout middle rod and three arborescent shanks on each end of it.
Spicula all geminate-radiate, with a very variable number of rays (two to six) on each end of the thin middle rod.