scolopidium

noun

scol·​o·​pid·​i·​um
ˌskäləˈpidēəm
plural scolopidia
-ēə
: a chordotonal organ

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Mar. 2024.

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