Definition of Spinnerets

1. Noun. (plural of spinneret) ¹



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Definition of Spinnerets

1. spinneret [n] - See also: spinneret

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinnerets

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

Literary usage of Spinnerets

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"... attention of naturalists to the aid afforded by the binocular microscope in the determination of the external forms of the spinnerets of spiders, which, ..."

2. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"The hind spinnerets usually consist each of two segments, but sometimes of three or even four segments; the middle spinnerets are not segmented; ..."

3. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"One of the two middle spinnerets of the common garden spider {Epeira diadema}, to show the three kinds of spouts or spigots (one thousand in all) ..."

4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1898)
"and antennae, and bears a very slight resemblance to a living insect. It is shown in fig. 4a. Fig. 4£i, shows the spinnerets. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"... 25 to 28 in number, situate at each side upon the inner surface and at the base of the first joints of the inferior spinnerets, closely over the ..."

6. Flashlights on Nature by Grant Allen (1905)
"... her geometrical web ; that was merely her hunting-net ; her private residence consisted of a snug little cell NO. 4.—BACK VIEW OF ROSALIND'S spinnerets. ..."

7. First Book of Zoölogy by Edward Sylvester Morse (1875)
"As the thread issues from the spinnerets, the spider guides it with its hind pair of feet, and these are curiously adapted for the purpose not only of ..."

8. Anatomy of the Invertebrata by Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1874)
"Two slightly ramified •caeca, varicose at intervals, and which terminate, by two short excretory ducts, in the middle spinnerets. Most Araneae have three ..."

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