serrula

noun

ser·​ru·​la
ˈser(y)ələ
plural -s
: a toothed keel
especially : one on the endite of most spiders that assists in the maceration of prey

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, small saw, diminutive of serra saw

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“Serrula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serrula. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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