Definition of Spinneret

1. n. One of the special jointed organs situated on the under side, and near the end, of the abdomen of spiders, by means of which they spin their webs. Most spiders have three pairs of spinnerets, but some have only two pairs. The ordinary silk line of the spider is composed of numerous smaller lines jointed after issuing from the spinnerets.



Definition of Spinneret

1. Noun. The organ a spider uses to spin its web. ¹

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Definition of Spinneret

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Medical Definition of Spinneret

1. One of the special jointed organs situated on the under side, and near the end, of the abdomen of spiders, by means of which they spin their webs. most spiders have three pairs of spinnerets, but some have only two pairs. The ordinary silk line of the spider is composed of numerous smaller lines jointed after issuing from the spinnerets. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinneret

spinks
spinless
spinlike
spinmaster
spinmasters
spinmeister
spinmeisters
spinnability
spinnable
spinnaker
spinnakers
spinner dolphin
spinner dolphins
spinneret (current term)
spinnerets
spinnerette
spinnerettes
spinneries
spinners
spinnerule
spinnerules
spinnery
spinnet
spinnets
spinney
spinneys
spinnier
spinnies

Literary usage of Spinneret

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1. Insect Miscellanies.. by James Rennie (1831)
"They must use their eyes indeed, in planning their frameworks ; but they cannot be guided by sight in the details, for the spinneret, whence they draw their ..."

2. Subject List of Works on the Textile Industries and Wearing Apparel by Great Britain Patent office. Library (1902)
"TEXTILE FIBRES, MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY—continued. (.General treatises)—continued. 1890. Ganswindt, A. Katechismus der spinneret, Weberei trad Appretur. ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1881)
"would consist only of a single thread, but while the spinneret is there it is passed several times up and down that part, and the thread is thus ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1881)
"would consist only of a single thread, but while the spinneret is there it is passed several times up and down that part, and the thread is thus ..."

5. An Account of the Insects Noxious to Agriculture and Plants in New Zealand ...by William Miles Maskell by William Miles Maskell (1887)
"... f, serrated protruding spinneret ... k, conical spiny spinneret and cottony secretion ... m, lanceolate spinneret and glassy secretion ..."

6. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"HIND spinneret OF STEA- Fig. 140. ... Although the spinning tubes are almost invariably borne by the tip of the spinneret, in a few cases there is one or ..."

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