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Compare French cicatricule, from Latin cicatricula (a small scar), from cicatrix (a scar).


cicatricle (plural cicatricles)

  1. (biology) The germinating point in the embryo of a seed.
  2. (biology) The point in the yolk of an egg at which development begins.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cicatricle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)