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    spec·u·lum


    [spek-yuh-luh m] Show IPA


    noun, plural spec·u·la [-luh] Show IPA , spec·u·lums. 1. a mirror or reflector, especially one of polished metal, as on a reflecting telescope.


    2. speculum metal.


    3. Surgery . an instrument for rendering a part accessible to observation, as by enlarging an orifice.


    4. Ornithology . a lustrous or specially colored area on the wings of certain birds.



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