fusula

noun
fu·​su·​la | \ ˈfyüzələ \
plural fusulae\ -​ˌlē , -​ˌlī \ or fusulas

Definition of fusula

: a terminal projection of the spinneret of a spider through which the silk gland opens

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History and Etymology for fusula

New Latin, from Latin fusus spindle + -ula (feminine diminutive suffix)

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“Fusula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusula. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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