noun ra·stel·lus \rəˈsteləs\

Definition of rastellus



  1. :  a toothed structure like a rake on the basal segment of the chelicera of many burrowing spiders that is of use in digging

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Origin and Etymology of rastellus

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin rāstellus “rake,” diminutive of rāstrī, rāstrum “hoe with two to six tines” — more at raster

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a trip made at another's expense

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