Meaning of spicule
Pronunciation: (spik'yl), [key]
- a small or minute, slender, sharp-pointed body or part; a small, needlelike crystal, process, or the like.
- one of the small, hard, calcareous or siliceous bodies that serve as the skeletal elements of various marine and freshwater invertebrates.
- a jet of gas several hundred miles in diameter rising from the sun's surface to heights of 3000 to 6000 miles (4800 to 9600 km).
- spicule (Thesaurus)