Spinneret

Organs found in certain insect larvae and in spiders, which are used in spinning silken threads.
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Spinneret

• (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...
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spinneret

<zoology> 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 spinne...
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spinneret

(from the article `lepidopteran`) ...maxillae, each with a segmented palp. Then, more or less connected with the maxillae, is the labium-hypopharynx, a complex structure with a pair ... The movable spinnerets, which consist of telescoping projections, are modified appendages. Two pairs are from the 10th body segment and two pairs ... ...
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Spinneret

[polymers] Spinneret refers to a multi-pored device through which a plastic polymer melt is extruded to form fibers. Streams of viscous polymer usually exit into cool air or liquid to solidify. The individual polymer chains tend to align in the fiber because of viscous flow. This airstream liquid-to-fiber formation process is similar to the...
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Spinneret

[spider] A spinneret is a silk-spinning organ of a spider or the larva of an insect. Some adult insects also have spinnerets, such as those borne on the forelegs of Embioptera. Spinnerets are usually on the underside of a spider`s abdomen, to the rear. While most spiders have six spinnerets, some have two, four, or eight. They move independ...
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Spinneret

[Timothy Zahn] Spinneret is a science fiction novel by Timothy Zahn. It was published in 1985. ==Plot summary== The novel is set on year 2016 Earth, with several interstellar ships being launched by the US and the EU in the hopes of finding habitable worlds to alleviate the overpopulation of Earth, only to find that while inhabitable worlds...
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Spinneret

Spin'ner·et noun (Zoology) 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 o...
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Spinneret

A type of extrusion die, i.e., a metal plate with many tiny holes, through which a plastic melt is forced to make fine fibers and filaments. Filaments may be hardened by cooling in air, water, etc., or by chemical action.
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spinneret

Gland beneath the caterpillar's head used for producing silk
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spinneret

in the spinning of man-made fibre, small, thimble-shaped, metal nozzle having fine holes through which a spinning solution is forced to form a ... [1 related articles]
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spinneret

silk-spinning organ of an insect or spider
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