Definition of scopula in English:

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scopula

Pronunciation: /-lə/

noun (plural scopulae /ˈskäpyəlē/ /ˈskäpyəlī/)

Zoology
A small brushlike structure, especially on the legs of spiders.

Origin

Early 19th century: from late Latin, diminutive of Latin scopa (see scopa).

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Syllabification: scop·u·la

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