scolopidium

noun
scol·​o·​pid·​i·​um | \ ˌskäləˈpidēəm \
plural scolopidia\ -​ēə \

Definition of scolopidium

: a chordotonal organ

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History and Etymology for scolopidium

New Latin, from Greek skolop-, skolops stake, pale, anything pointed + New Latin -idium; akin to Greek skalops mole (animal)

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“Scolopidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scolopidium. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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