from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spinning organ having many fine pores, situated in front of the spinners in some spiders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar perforated organ of certain spiders (Ciniflonidæ), used for spinning a special kind of silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An additional or accessory spinning-organ of certain spiders. Also cribrellum.
From Latin cribellum, diminutive of cribrum ‘sieve’. (Wiktionary)
The researchers, led by Lei Jiang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, looked at the silk made by the cribellate spider (Uloborus walckenaerius), which uses a little comb, or cribellum, to separate fibres and spin them into various kinds.