colulus

noun col·u·lus \ˈkäl(y)ələs\

Definition of colulus

plural

coluli

\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  1. :  an apparently vestigial organ consisting of a slender process between the bases of the anterior spinnerets of spiders lacking a cribellum

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Origin and Etymology of colulus

New Latin, diminutive of Latin colus distaff; akin to Latin colere to cultivate, dwell — more at wheel


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