- n. Plural form of spinneret.
“To create the silk, silkworms secrete a fluid, from modified salivary glands, that is pushed through special openings, called spinnerets, on their mouthparts.”
“These sections of the lower belly are modified into special structures called spinnerets, which are sort of like faucets for silk.”
“While modern spiders make silk threads with modified appendages called spinnerets, the fossil animals wove broad sheets of silk from spigots on plates attached to the underside of their bodies.”
“_ "Spiders are provided at the posterior end with two or three pairs of appendages called spinnerets, which are homologous”
“Handlers pull and spool strands from each spider's multiple spinnerets.”
“As particles fall or dissolve, new nanowires will be deployed using spider-like spinnerets to seek out newly formed droplets and dust.”
“We'd spliced in the spider DNA hoping to restructure the four normal teats into spinnerets, but we never expected anything like this.”
“They excrete them in different concentrations using specialized structures within their spinnerets.”
“See the spinnerets—those fingerlike things at the tip of her abdomen?”
“Those spinnerets are covered with tiny spigots that can produce all manner of silk—thick, thin, sticky and nonsticky, sheets of silk, you name it.”
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