Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dense brushlike tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders and insects.
  • noun A ciliated structure by which certain protozoans attach to a surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology:
  • noun A small scopa or brush-like organ.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of pyralid moths.
  • noun In sponges, a fork- or broom-shaped spicule, consisting of a long axial shaft to the distal end of which generally four slender rays are attached.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web.
  • noun A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dense tuft of hair, as on certain insects legs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin scōpula, small brush of twigs, diminutive of scōpae, branches, broom.]

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