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spica1

Saltos de línea: spica
Pronunciación: /ˈspʌɪkə
 
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sustantivo

Medicine
A bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley.
Example sentences
  • Current treatment for this type of fracture is a thumb spica, but some evidence suggests that the thumb could be omitted from the cast.
  • As a basic rule, in a patient with a clinically suspected scaphoid fracture but negative initial radiographs, it is reasonable to apply a short arm thumb spica and re-evaluate the patient in two weeks.

Origen

late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'spike, ear of corn'; related to spina 'spine'. The current sense is influenced by Greek stakhus 'ear of wheat'.

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Hay 2 definiciones de spica en inglés:

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Spica2

Saltos de línea: Spica
Pronunciación: /ˈspiːkə
 
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Astronomy

Origen

Latin, literally 'ear of wheat (in the hand of the goddess)'.

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