scopula

noun scop·u·la \ˈskäpyələ\

Definition of scopula

plural

scopulas

\-ləz\ or

scopulae

\-yəˌlē\
  1. 1a :  a bushy tuft of hairs :  scopa b :  a tuft of hairs on the feet and chelicerae of spiders that is used in making the web

  2. 2 :  an ornamented rhabdus

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Origin and Etymology of scopula

New Latin, from Late Latin, small broom, diminutive of Latin scopa broom — more at shaft


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