spica

Definitions

Astronomy

  • (written as Spica)
    The bright star Alpha Virginis, the 14th brightest in the sky. A variable star of type B1, with average apparent and absolute magnitudes of 0.91 and –3.3 respectively, Spica is 220 light years from Earth.

Medical

  • noun a way of bandaging a joint where the bandage crosses over itself like the figure 8 on the inside of the bend of the joint
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