Scapus sentence example

scapus
  • To form a roll the several sheets «oXX, F .cara, were joined together with paste (glue being too hard), but not more than twenty sheets in a roll (scapus).
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  • The scapus seems to have been a standard length of papyrus, as sold by the stationers.
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  • Its body is divisible into three portions, an upper capitulum bearing the mouth and tentacles, a median scapus covered by a friable cuticle, and a terminal physa which is rounded.
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  • Both capitulum and physa can be retracted: within the scapus.
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