American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "specula" in a sentence
"The word "speculator" comes from the Latin word "specula" (watchtower) and indicates someone who tries to "look far away" and thus metaphorically "look ahead", in other words to foresee future events."
"Disposable, single-use medical instruments such as specula or containers, reusable surgical instruments such as surgical scissors, surgical blades, tissue forceps, dilators and curettes, as well as instrument stands, trays and many other medical accessories are extensively used in all medical facilities from various medical fields, rendering such equipment indispensable for medical practice."
"Topics we read that science “is indeed called specula - tive, practical, and poetic, the differences depending on how each is related respectively to the theory, the production, and the action of something” (Topics VI,"