calamistrum

noun cal·a·mis·trum \ˌkaləˈmistrəm\

Definition of calamistrum

plural

calamistra

\-rə\
  1. :  a spinose comb on the hind metatarsi of a cribellate spider that aids in organizing silk spun from the cribellum

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Origin and Etymology of calamistrum

Latin, curling iron, irregular from Greek kalamis, from kalamos reed — more at haulm


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