Pedicel (spider)

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Spider anatomy:
(1) four pairs of legs
(2) cephalothorax
(3) opisthosoma (abdomen)

The pedicel of a spider is a small, flexible cylinder that joins the cephalothorax and abdomen. This helps the spider to spin silk without moving the cephalothorax.[1]


  1. ^ Ruppert, E.E., Fox, R.S., and Barnes, R.D. (2004). Invertebrate Zoology (7 ed.). Brooks / Cole. pp. 571–584. ISBN 0-03-025982-7.