Origin of spicule
Examples from the Web for spicule
Historical Examples of spicule
He had found, too, that all matter—every spicule of it—is exhausted in the relation.The Church of St. Bunco
The shaft of the spicule is generally slender and of considerable length.
The spores soon become free, but the spicule often still adheres to them; but they are not attached to the intermingled filaments.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Spic′ūlum, a spicule; Spike′bill, a merganser, a sawbill: the marbled godwit.
The spicule thus resembles a little trumpet resting on its mouth.
Word Origin for spicule
1785, from French spicule, from diminutive of Latin spica (see spike (n.1)).