Scepterellate
Scepterellate Scep`ter*el"late, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. under {Spicule}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Spicule — Spic ule, n. [L. spiculum a little point, a dart.] 1. A minute, slender granule, or point. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Spicula}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small calcareous or siliceous body found in the tissues of various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”