Spica : Definition

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Definitions of Spica

Pronunciation : Spi"ca
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L., an ear, as of corn.]
Definition : 1. (Med.)

Defn: A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk; -- so called from its resemblance to a spike of a barley.

2. (Astron.)

Defn: A star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo.

pl. Spicæ.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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