sco·​lop·​o·​phore | \ skəˈläpəˌfō(ə)r \
variants: or less commonly scolophore \ ˈskäləˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of scolopophore

: an integumentary sense organ in insects believed to be auditory in function

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Other Words from scolopophore

scolophorous \ skəˈläf(ə)rəs \ adjective
scolopophorous \ ¦skälə¦pä-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for scolopophore

scolopophore from Greek skolopo- (from skolop-, skolops) + English -phore; scolophore contraction of scolopophore

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“Scolopophore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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