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

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin rāstellus "rake," diminutive of rāstrī, rāstrum "hoe with two to six tines"

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“Rastellus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rastellus. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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