Spine vs Spicule - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spine and spicule

is that spine is proprietress (of a shop, café, or brothel) while spicule is a sharp, needle-like piece.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

spine

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) , :
  • If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine , you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls.
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  • Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.
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  • # The narrow, bound edge of a book.
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  • A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
  • * 1871 , (Charles Darwin), (w) , :
  • The male, as Dr. Gunther informs me, has a cluster of stiff, straight spines , like those of a comb, on the sides of the tail.
  • (figurative) Courage or assertiveness.
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  • Derived terms

    * send shivers down someone's spine * spina bifida * spinal * spinal canal * spinal column * spinal cord * spine board * spineless * spiniferous * spinose * spinous * spiny

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    spicule

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sharp, needle-like piece
  • (biology) Any of many needle-like crystalline structures that provide skeletal support in marine invertebrates like sponges
  • (astronomy) A jet of matter ejected from the photosphere of the sun
  • A small spike of flowers
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