One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender spine, prickle, or other needle-like structure; (in polychaete annelids) a chitinous rod forming an internal support for a parapodium.
Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin acicula, lit. ‘small pin’, alteration or variant of acucula from classical Latin acus needle + -cula.
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