scopulate

scopulate

[skop-yuh-leyt, -lit]
adjective Zoology.
broom-shaped; brushlike.

Origin:
1820–30; scopul(a) + -ate1

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scopula (ˈskɒpjʊlə)
 
n , pl -las, -lae
a small tuft of dense hairs on the legs and chelicerae of some spiders
 
[C19: from Late Latin: a broom-twig, from scōpa thin twigs]
 
scopulate
 
adj

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