Scopulas
Scopula Scop"u*la, n.; pl. E. {Scopulas}, L. {Scopul[ae]}. [L. scopulae, pl. a little broom.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web. (b) A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scopula — Scop u*la, n.; pl. E. {Scopulas}, L. {Scopul[ae]}. [L. scopulae, pl. a little broom.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web. (b) A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scopulae — Scopula Scop u*la, n.; pl. E. {Scopulas}, L. {Scopul[ae]}. [L. scopulae, pl. a little broom.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web. (b) A special tuft of hairs on the leg… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scopula — /skop yeuh leuh/, n., pl. scopulas, scopulae / lee /. Zool. a dense tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders. [1795 1805; < NL scopula, L: a broom twig, equiv. to scop(a) broom + ula ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • scopula — /ˈskɒpjələ/ (say skopyuhluh) noun (plural scopulas or scopulae /ˈskɒpjəli/ (say skopyuhlee)) a small tuft of hairs, as on the feet of some spiders. {Late Latin, from Latin scōp(a) broom + ula ule} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scopula — [skäp′yoo lə] n. pl. scopulas or scopulae [skäp′yoolē΄] [ModL < L, broom twig, dim. of scopa, thin branch, shoot, akin to scapus, stalk: see SHAFT] Zool. a brushlike tuft of hairs scopulate [skäp′yoolit] adj …   English World dictionary

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