What is another word for spicule?

35 synonyms found


[ spˈɪkjuːl], [ spˈɪkjuːl], [ s_p_ˈɪ_k_j_uː_l]

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    Synonyms for Spicule:

    How to use "Spicule" in context?

    Spicules are thin, elongated, filamentous body structures found in a variety of filamentous marine and land organisms. These structures are made up of proteins and can vary in length from a fraction of a millimeter to several meters, with a diameter of just a few hundred micrometers. Spicules are commonly found in coral, jellyfish, sea anemones, and some types of seaweed. They are also present in some parasitic plants.

    The function of spicules is still not fully understood, but they are thought to be involved in stabilizing the flagellum and aiding in locomotion.

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