Barbicel
Barbicel \Bar"bi*cel\, n. [NL. barbicella, dim. of L. barba. See 1st {Barb}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the small hooklike processes on the barbules of feathers. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • barbicel — [bär′bə sel΄] n. [ModL barbicella, dim. of L barba, BEARD] any of the tiny, hairlike extensions growing from the barbules of a feather, that hook the barbules together: see FEATHER …   English World dictionary

  • barbicel — noun Etymology: New Latin barbicella, diminutive of Latin barba Date: 1869 any of the small hook bearing processes on a barbule of a feather see feather illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barbicel — /bahr beuh sel /, n. Ornith. one of the minute processes fringing the barbules of certain feathers. [1865 70; < NL barbicella, equiv. to L barbi (comb. form of barba beard) + cella dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • barbicel — noun Any of the hooks on the barbules of a feather that interlock adjacent barbs …   Wiktionary

  • barbicel — bar·bi·cel …   English syllables

  • barbicel — bar•bi•cel [[t]ˈbɑr bəˌsɛl[/t]] n. orn any of the hooklets that fringe the barbules of a feather and hold them together • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL barbicella= L barbi (comb. form of barba beard) + cella dim. suffix …   From formal English to slang

  • barbicel — /ˈbabəsɛl/ (say bahbuhsel) noun Ornithology one of the minute processes fringing the barbules of certain feathers. {New Latin barbicella, diminutive of Latin barba beard} …   Australian English dictionary

  • barbicel —   n. small out growth on barbule …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • barbicel — ˈbärbəˌsel noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin barbicella, diminutive of Latin barba beard more at beard : one of the small processes on a barbule of the distal side of a barb of a feather that bear the hooks which hold the web of the feather together …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archaeopteryx — Taxobox name = Archaeopteryx fossil range = fossil range|155.0|150.0Late Jurassic image width = 300px image caption = A model of Archaeopteryx lithographica on display at the Oxford University Museum. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis …   Wikipedia

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