cribellum

(redirected from Cribellate)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Cribellate: Cribellum, Calamistrum, Ecribellate

cribellum

(krɪˈbɛləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Zoology) a sievelike spinning organ in certain spiders that occurs between the spinnerets
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin cribellum, diminutive of Latin cribrum a sieve]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, the web has long radial threads that extend outside of the carpet, and cribellate silk threads surrounding it (Glatz 1967), both nearly invisible to the naked eye.
(there are tens of thousands of species): the original glue-affixing orb weavers and their descendants are a very successful offshoot of one of the cribellate lineages.
The texture of the silk is woolly, and is termed 'cribellate' (Simon-Brunet 1994; Main 1976).
Vibration transmission characteristics of silk produced by the British cribellate spider Amaurobius similis.
The optimization aspect of this study combines newly analyzed data on orb-web orientation with data obtained from the literature to address the functional advantage of modern, adhesive orb-webs over primitive, cribellate orb-webs.
Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha.
Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha.
Webs constructed by young spiderlings of this species lack cribellate silk, and radial threads are more numerous than in webs of adult spiders.
Its web consists of a large, horizontal sheet with an upper tangle that contains some cribellate threads and a tunnel at the "interior" section of the sheet (Santana et al.