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Aculeus   Listen
noun
Aculeus  n.  (pl. aculei)  
1.
(Bot.) A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
2.
(Zool.) A sting.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... Aculeus -ei: a prickle; a small sharp point; specifically, an ovipositor, especially when sting-like, as in Hymenoptera; in male Tipulidae a slender, horny, often curved and pointed piece, projected when ...
— Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology • John. B. Smith



Words linked to "Aculeus" :   enation, spine, plant process, stinger, prickle



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