1. A small molding, like the astragal, but smaller; a bead.

2. (Science: zoology) One of the minute bodies seen in the divided nucleoli of some infusoria after conjugation.

Origin: f. Baguette, prop. A rod It. Bacchetta, fr. L. Baculum, baculu stick, staff.

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