spicule

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  • noun

Synonyms for spicule

small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e

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Tendons, which are already weakened by the disease process, now course over a deformed wrist with bony spicules and may rupture.
The mass contained thin bony spicules and a single small cystic area associated with a pathologic fracture.
This lesion featured discrete intratumoral bony spicules that had a honeycomb appearance.
Psammomatoid ossifying fibromas are notable for the presence of bony spicules and mineralized/calcified psammomatoid material.
The presence of bony channels, indistinct tumor margins, and intratumor bony spicules led to the term ossifying hemangiomas.