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scopula Line breaks: scop|ula
Pronunciation: /ˈskɒpjʊlə/

Definition of scopula in English:

noun (plural scopulae ˈskɒpjʊliː)

Zoology
A small brush-like structure on some insects, especially on the legs of spiders.

Origin

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

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