There are 2 definitions of Spica in English:

Spica

Line breaks: Spica
Pronunciation: /ˈspiːkə
 
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Astronomy
  • The brightest star in the constellation Virgo.

Origin

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

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Spica in English:

spica

Line breaks: spica
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪkə
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • A bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley.
    More 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.

Origin

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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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little