Noun Acicula Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acicula

Pronunciation:

/əˈsɪkjʊlə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A slender spine, prickle, or other needle-like structure; (in polychaete annelids) a chitinous rod forming an internal support for a parapodium.
    ((n.) One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.)


    Origin:
    Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin acicula, lit. ‘small pin’, alteration or variant of acucula from classical Latin acus needle + -cula.

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