Definition of paturon in English:

paturon

noun

Zoology
  • The expanded basal segment of an arachnid's chelicera, against which the fang articulates.

Origin

1920s. From French paturon from ancient Greek πατεῖν to tread, of unknown origin + οὐρά tail + French -on, diminutive suffix.

Pronunciation

paturon

/ˈpatjʊrɒn/