captaculum


captaculum
n.; pl. -ula [L. captare, to snatch at, catch]
(MOLLUSCA: Scaphopoda)
One of numerous slender retractile tentacles with sucker-like tips, arising from the dorsal surface of the head; used in gathering foraminifera and very small mollusks.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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