Definition of spiculate in US English:

spiculate

adjective

  • See spicule

    • ‘As I watched my films slide out of the processor, there it was in my left breast: a tiny spiculate smudge.’
    • ‘The dorsum is entirely covered with long spiculate papillae, about 130 m in length which are characteristic of that genus.’
    • ‘The labrum is wide, with spiculate ridges.’
    • ‘Shallow lobulation is observed and short thin spinule, deep lobulation or spiculate protuberance is not observed in the tumour edge.’
    • ‘Your photos show the heavily spiculate skin of the mantle and the tubercles very well.’

Pronunciation

spiculate

/ˈspikyələt//ˈspɪkjələt/