Definition of scape in English:

scape

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Pronunciation: /skeɪp
 
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noun

Entomology
  • The basal segment of an insect’s antenna, especially when it is enlarged and lengthened (as in a weevil).
    More example sentences
    • Forelius sp. 1 is apparently an undescribed species, distinguishable from Forelius maccooki by the lack of erect setae on the antennal scapes (S. Cover, personal communication).
    • It consists of an end sac, a straight proximal tubule, a short distal tubule, and a raised nephropore, all in the scape of the chelifore.

Origin

early 19th century: via Latin from Greek skapos 'rod'; related to sceptre.

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