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  • noun Plural form of spicule.

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Examples

  • The long, dark cells are brown cystidia, termed spicules by some to distinguish them from the colorless cystidia.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • Two satellites have now identified jets of super-heated gas, called spicules, shooting up from just above the Sun's surface into the outer atmosphere.

    BBC News - Home

  • They have different kinds of cells—digestive cells, cells that secrete the spicules segments of the body skeleton of spongy proteinaceous material, and so on—which can communicate with one another and divide up the labor of life to work together as a single individual.

    SuperCooperators

  • The researchers rubbed roughly the same number of cowhage spicules the itch-inducing spiky bits of that plant, also known as velvet bean on three locations: the front of the ankle; on the underside of the forearm; and under the shoulder blade on the back.

    A Dip in the Pool Does an Aging Body Good

  • The papery folds of skin, remarkably preserved, gave way to that mass, which was intact and studded with spicules of bone.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • A few mineralized animal fossils, including spongw spicules and probable worm tubes, are known from the Vendian period immediately preceding the Cambrian.

    Continuation…

  • Typically, bone marrow biopsies contain spicules of bone and, within these spicules, islands of growing blood cells—nurseries for the genesis of new blood.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The papery folds of skin, remarkably preserved, gave way to that mass, which was intact and studded with spicules of bone.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The papery folds of skin, remarkably preserved, gave way to that mass, which was intact and studded with spicules of bone.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Typically, bone marrow biopsies contain spicules of bone and, within these spicules, islands of growing blood cells—nurseries for the genesis of new blood.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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