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Spica \Spi"ca\, n.; pl. Spic[ae]. [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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