Spi"ca (?), n.; pl. Spicae (#). [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.

2. Astron.

A star of the first magnitude situated in the constellation Virgo.


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