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Definition of Specula

Specula
Speculum Spec"u*lum, n.; pl. L. Specula, E. Speculum. [L., fr. specere to look, behold. See Spy.] 1. A mirror, or looking-glass; especially, a metal mirror, as in Greek and Roman arch[ae]ology. 2. A reflector of polished metal, especially one used in reflecting telescopes. See Speculum metal, below. 3. (Surg.) An instrument for dilating certain passages of the body, and throwing light within them, thus facilitating examination or surgical operations. 4. (Zo["o]l.) A bright and lustrous patch of color found on the wings of ducks and some other birds. It is usually situated on the distal portions of the secondary quills, and is much more brilliant in the adult male than in the female. Speculum metal, a hard, brittle alloy used for making the reflectors of telescopes and other instruments, usually consisting of copper and tin in various proportions, one of the best being that in which there are 126.4 parts of copper to 58.9 parts of tin, with sometimes a small proportion of arsenic, antimony, or zinc added to improve the whiteness.

Meaning of Specula from wikipedia

- A speculum (Latin for "mirror"; plural specula or speculums) is a medical tool for investigating body ****s, with a form dependent on the **** for...
- The term speculum, Latin for "mirror", and its plural specula, may refer to: Specula (watchtower), a Roman watchtower Speculum (medical), a medical tool...
- include: Specula albengai Cecalupo & Perugia, 2013 Specula bicolor Cecalupo & Perugia, 2012 Specula boholensis Cecalupo & Perugia, 2012 Specula campbellica...
- Deth Specula is a Santa Cruz "neo-bronto" five-piece rock band. Deth Specula was one of the first ten bands on The Internet Underground Music Archive...
- scholarly journal that summarizes a field of research.[citation needed] Specula often offered mirrors of history, doctrine, or morals. Vincent of Beauvais'...
- A burgus (Latin, plural burgi ) or turris ("tower") is a small, tower-like fort of the Late Antiquity, which was sometimes protected by an outwork and...
- The Vatican Observatory (Italian: Specola Vaticana) is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See. Originally based...
- Pyraloidea. Retrieved September 29, 2011. De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2017). "Euzophera specula de Joannis, 1927". Afromoths. Retrieved December 7, 2017....
- In eminenti apostolatus specula is a papal bull issued by Pope Clement XII on 28 April 1738, banning Catholics from becoming Freemasons. It arose from...
- Specula retifera is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cerithiopsidae. Rosenberg, G. (2011). Specula retifera (Suter...
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