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spiculate

[ spik-yuh-leyt, -lit ]
/ ˈspɪk yəˌleɪt, -lɪt /
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adjective

having the form of a spicule.
covered with or having spicules; consisting of spicules.

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Also spic·u·lar [spik-yuh-ler]. /ˈspɪk yə lər/.

Origin of spiculate

1825–35; <Latin spīculātus, equivalent to spīcul(um) (see spicule) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM spiculate

in·ter·spic·u·lar, adjectivemul·ti·spic·u·lar, adjectivemul·ti·spic·u·late, adjective
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