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barbule (s) (noun), barbules (pl)
1. A very minute barb or beard.
2. One of the processes along the edges of the barbs of a feather, by which adjacent barbs interlock.
3. A small barb or pointed projection, especially one of the small projections fringing the edges of the barbs of feathers.
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