calamistrum

noun
cal·​a·​mis·​trum | \ ˌkaləˈmistrəm \
plural calamistra\ -​rə \

Definition of calamistrum

: a spinose comb on the hind metatarsi of a cribellate spider that aids in organizing silk spun from the cribellum

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History and Etymology for calamistrum

Latin, curling iron, irregular from Greek kalamis, from kalamos reed

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“Calamistrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamistrum. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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