cribellum

/ (krɪˈbɛləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə)

a sievelike spinning organ in certain spiders that occurs between the spinnerets

Nearby words

  1. crib-wall,
  2. cribbage,
  3. cribbage board,
  4. cribber,
  5. cribbing,
  6. cribnote,
  7. cribrate,
  8. cribration,
  9. cribriform,
  10. cribrum

Word Origin for cribellum

C19: New Latin, from Late Latin cribellum, diminutive of Latin cribrum a sieve

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