Aculea A*cu"le*a, n. [L. aculeus, dim. of acus needle.] A small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • aculea — n.; pl. eae [L. dim. acus, needle] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In Diptera, one of the minute spines comprising the tomentum that covers the cuticula (except the wing membrane), usually dense in adults but sparse or absent in immatures. 2. In… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aculea — acu·lea …   English syllables

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  • a|cu|le|a — «uh KYOO lee uh», noun, plural le|ae « lee ee». a minute spine on the wing membrane of certain moths. ╂[< New Latin aculea < Latin acūleus thorn, sting] …   Useful english dictionary

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