Patellula Pa*tel"lu*la, n.; pl. {Patellul[ae]}. [NL., dim. of L. patella. See {Patella}.] (Zo["o]l.) A cuplike sucker on the feet of certain insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • Patellŭlae — (Bot.), Tellerchen, offene, glatte od. erhabene, ungeränderte runde, ungestielte Samenbehälter der Flechten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • patellulate — yələ̇t, yəˌlāt adjective Etymology: New Latin patellula + English ate : having patellulae …   Useful english dictionary

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