spicule

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Any of many needle-like crystalline structures that provide skeletal support in marine invertebrates like sponges
A sharp, needle-like piece
A jet of matter ejected from the photosphere of the sun
A small spike of flowers
{i} small needlelike part or structure
Needle like crystalline structures that provide skeletal support in marine invertebrates like sponges
small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e g sponges and corals
sponges and corals
Hard, needle-shaped, calcium carbonate skeletal structure contained within soft corals Also known as a sclerite More Information
Small, flame like projection in the chromosphere of the sun
small spikeline protrusion arising within the chromosphere
small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e
Same as Spicula
A predominantly vertical structure extending from the solar chromosphere into the corona, observed in Hydrogen-Alpha Spicules are concentrated on the boundaries of super-granulation cells, have lifetimes of 5 to 10 minutes, and are about 1000 km across and 10,000 km long
is a spine like feature of the test, formed by the fusion of inner siliceous bars and beams
Any small calcareous or siliceous body found in the tissues of various invertebrate animals, especially in sponges and in most Alcyonaria
A minute, slender granule, or point
spicules
plural of spicule
spicule

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    spic·ule

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    Etymology

    [ 'spi-(")kyü(&)l ] (noun.) 1785. New Latin spicula & Latin spiculum; New Latin spicula, alteration of Latin spiculum head of a spear or arrow, diminutive of spicum, spica ear of grain.

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