Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word spica bandage.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
chained_bear commented on the word spica bandage
"'A very moderate tourniquet for twenty minutes, Mr Macaulay, if you please,' said Stephen, sewing up the gash, 'and a spica bandage, but by no means tight.'"
--P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 123
A Sea of Words: "A bandage formed by wrapping successive overlapping strips of bandaging around a finger, limb, or the chest; so called because the overlaps were thought to give the appearance of an ear of wheat (spica is Latin for ear of grain)." (p. 412–413)
March 19, 2008