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
tuftof hair, as on certain insects legs
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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