pinaculum

noun
pi·​nac·​u·​lum | \ pə̇ˈnakyələm \
plural pinacula\ -​lə \

Definition of pinaculum

: one of the small chitinized plates on the integument of a caterpillar to which the body setae are attached

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History and Etymology for pinaculum

New Latin, from pinac- + -ulum

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“Pinaculum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinaculum. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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