(ˈsɪkəˌtrɪkəl) ,




1. (Zoology) zoology the blastoderm in the egg of a bird
2. (Biology) biology any small scar or mark
[C17: from Latin cicātrīcula a little scar, from cicatrix]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
One could see the influence that Malebranche had on Leibniz's conceptual developments, reading the following passage from the former: "Nor does it appear unreasonable to think that there are infinite trees concealed in a single cicatricle; since it not only contains the future tree whereof it is the seed, but also abundance of other seeds, which may all include in them new trees still, and new seeds of trees: which new seeds possibly may be big with other trees, and other seeds of trees as fruitful as the former, in an incomprehensible littleness, and thus in infinitum" (Malebranche, 1700, p.
Moreover, their eggs are similar to each other in many aspects of color, shape, size, and cicatricle. The cuckoo flight strategy demonstrates the typical characteristics of Levy flights.