Examples from the Web for spicule
The shaft of the spicule is generally slender and of considerable length.
The spicule thus resembles a little trumpet resting on its mouth.
He had found, too, that all matter—every spicule of it—is exhausted in the relation.The Church of St. Bunco|Gordon Clark
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
British Dictionary definitions for spicule
Word Origin for spicule
Word Origin and History for spicule
1785, from French spicule, from diminutive of Latin spica (see spike (n.1)).