Cicatricle
Cicatricle Cic"a*tri`cle, n. [Cf. F. cicatricule, fr. L. cicatricula a small scar, fr. cicatrix a scar.] (Biol.) The germinating point in the embryo of a seed; the point in the yolk of an egg at which development begins. [1913 Webster]

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  • cicatricle — [sik′ə trik΄əl] n. 〚< L cicatricula, dim. of cicatrix: see CICATRIX〛 the protoplasmic disc in the yolk of an egg from which the embryo develops; germinal disc * * * …   Universalium

  • cicatricle — [sik′ə trik΄əl] n. [< L cicatricula, dim. of cicatrix: see CICATRIX] the protoplasmic disc in the yolk of an egg from which the embryo develops; germinal disc …   English World dictionary

  • cicatricle — ˈsikə.ˌtrikəl noun ( s) Etymology: Latin cicatricula small scar, diminutive of cicatric , cicatrix 1. : cicatrix 2b 2. : blastodisc * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cicatricle — cic·a·tri·cle …   English syllables

  • cicatricle — /ˈsɪkətrɪkəl/ (say sikuhtrikuhl) noun 1. Embryology the small blastodisc on the yolk of an unincubated bird s egg. 2. → cicatrice. {Latin cicātrīcula a small scar} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cic|a|tric|u|la — «SIHK uh TRIHK yuh luh», noun, plural lae « lee». 1. a small cicatrix. 2. = cicatricle. (Cf. ↑cicatricle) ╂[< Latin cicātrīcula cicatricle] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cicatrice —   n. scar.    ♦ cicatricial, a.    ♦ cicatricle, n. small scar.    ♦ cicatricose, a. scarred.    ♦ cicatrize, v.i. & t. heal; grow over …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cicatrix —   n. scar.    ♦ cicatricial, a.    ♦ cicatricle, n. small scar.    ♦ cicatricose, a. scarred.    ♦ cicatrize, v.i. & t. heal; grow over …   Dictionary of difficult words

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