Spica

Spi"ca

(?), n.;
pl. Spic (#).
[L., an ear, as of corn.] 1. (Med.) 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.
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2. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo.
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Spi"cate

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Spi"ca*ted

(?), } a. [L. spicatus, p. p. of spicare furnish with spikes, or ears, fr. spica a spike, or ear.] (Bot.) Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes. Lee.
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