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aciculum (s), acicula (pl) (nouns)
1. A needle-like spine or bristle, as is present in certain types of worms or flagellates.
2. A projecting cluster of bristles or setae found in certain annelid worms or a fingerlike or handlike bristle seen in certain flagellate protozoa.
3. In zoology, one of the slender, sharp stylets embedded in the parapodia of certain annelid worms, as the polychaetes.
4. A technical name for a slender needle-like body; such as, the spines or prickles with which some animals and plants are furnished, or the needle-like crystals of certain minerals.
This entry is located in the following units: acies-, aci-, acicul- (page 1) acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis; also, agu- (page 1)