corbicula

See also: Corbicula

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corbicula or 'pollen basket' of a species of bumblebee
 
Honeybee worker with a full corbicula

EtymologyEdit

A learned borrowing from Latin corbicula, diminutive of corbis, a basket. Doublet of corbeil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corbicula (plural corbiculae)

  1. (entomology) A bee's pollen basket; in honeybees and close relatives, the corbiculae are located on the outer (lateral) surface of the hind tibia.

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corbicula

  1. plural of corbiculum