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corbicula

[kawr-bik-yuh-luh]
noun, plural cor·bic·u·lae [kawr-bik-yuh-lee] /kɔrˈbɪk yəˌli/.
  1. pollen basket.
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Origin of corbicula

1810–20; < New Latin, little basket; see corbeil
Related formscor·bic·u·late [kawr-bik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /kɔrˈbɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corbicula

corbicula

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
  1. the technical name for pollen basket
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Word Origin

C19: from Late Latin, diminutive of Latin corbis basket
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