colulus

noun
col·​u·​lus | \ ˈkäl(y)ələs\
plural coluli\ -​ˌlī , -​ˌlē \

Definition of colulus

: 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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History and Etymology for colulus

New Latin, diminutive of Latin colus distaff; akin to Latin colere to cultivate, dwell

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