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n. pl. scop·u·lae (-lē′)
1. A dense brushlike tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders and insects.
2. A ciliated structure by which certain protozoans attach to a surface.
[Latin scōpula, small brush of twigs, diminutive of scōpae, branches, broom.]
scop′u·late′ (-lāt′) adj.
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n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Zoology) a small tuft of dense hairs on the legs and chelicerae of some spiders
[C19: from Late Latin: a broom-twig, from scōpa thin twigs]
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