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Noun: scintilla  sin'ti-lu
  1. A tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    - shred, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge
  2. A sparkling glittering particle

Derived forms: scintillas

Type of: particle, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, subatomic particle

Encyclopedia: Scintilla