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spican. [L., an ear, as of corn.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo.  [1913 Webster]


spica, n.
1 Bot. a spike or spikelike form.
2 Surgery a spiral bandage with reversed turns, suggesting an ear of corn.

spicate adj. spicated adj.
L, = spike, ear of corn, rel. to spina SPINE: in sense 2 after Gk stakhus

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