- a dense tuft of hairs, as on the feet of certain spiders.
Origin of scopula
1795–1805; < New Latin scōpula, Latin: a broom twig, equivalent to scōp(a) broom + -ula -ule
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Examples from the Web for scopula
This takes the form of a pad of curiously modified hairs, called a scopula.Spiders
- 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