Definition of Spicule. Meaning of Spicule. Synonyms of Spicule

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Definition of Spicule

Spicule
Spicule Spic"ule, n. [L. spiculum a little point, a dart.] 1. A minute, slender granule, or point. 2. (Bot.) Same as Spicula. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any small calcareous or siliceous body found in the tissues of various invertebrate animals, especially in sponges and in most Alcyonaria. Note: Spicules vary exceedingly in size and shape, and some of those found in siliceous sponges are very complex in structure and elegant in form. They are of great use in classification. Description of the Illustration: a Acerate; b Tricurvate, or Bowshaped; c d Hamate; e Broomshaped; f Scepterellate; g Spinispirulate; h Inequi-anchorate; i Sexradiate; j A Trichite Sheaf; k Six-rayed Capitate; l Rosette of Esperia; m Equi-anchorate.

Meaning of Spicule from wikipedia

- ****ules are any of various small needle-like anatomical structures occurring in organisms ****ule may also refer to: ****ule (sponge), small skeletal...
- ****ules (or “spikes” for short) are structural elements found in most sponges. They provide structural support and deter predators. Large ****ules that...
- In solar physics, a ****ule is a dynamic jet of plasma, about 300 km diameter, in the chromosphere of the Sun. They move upwards with speeds between 15...
- nematodes, ****ules, also known as co****tory ****ules, are needle-like mating structures found only in males. Male nematodes may have one or two ****ules which...
- ****ules are tiny gl**** flakes which are formed during the manufacture of gl**** vials. A gl**** tube is extruded at a constant rate and a jet of water applied...
- mesohyl is stiffened by mineral ****ules, by spongin fibers, or both. Demosponges use spongin; many species have silica ****ules, whereas some species have...
- are sponges with a skeleton made of four- and/or six-pointed siliceous ****ules, often referred to as gl**** sponges. They are usually cl****ified along...
- osteoid, which increases the size of the ****ule. As the ****ules continue to grow, they fuse with adjacent ****ules and this results in the formation of...
- The poriferan 'skeleton' consists of microscopic calcareous or siliceous ****ules or a spongin network. The Coleoidae do not have a true endoskeleton in...
- Ocean. The body is tubular, curved and basket-like and made up of triaxon ****ules. The body is perforated by numerous apertures, which are not true ostia...
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