Aculeate A*cu"le*ate, a. [L. aculeatus, fr. aculeus, dim. of acus needle.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles. [1913 Webster]

3. Severe or stinging; incisive. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • aculeate — Pointed; covered with sharp spines. [L. aculeatus, pointed, fr. acus, needle] * * * acu·le·ate ə kyü lē ət adj having a sting <aculeate insects> * * * acu·le·ate (ə kuґle āt) [L. aculeatus thorny] covered with sharp points;… …   Medical dictionary

  • aculeate — adjective Etymology: Latin aculeatus having stings, from aculeus sting, from acus Date: 1875 relating to or being hymenopterans (as bees, ants, and many wasps) of a division (Aculeata) typically having the ovipositor modified into a stinger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aculéate — Aculeata Aculeata …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aculeate — bearing a sharp point …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aculeate — adj. [L. dim. acus, needle] 1. Pertaining to being armed with a sting or short, sharp points. 2. Furnished with aculeae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aculeate — /euh kyooh lee it, ayt /, adj. 1. Biol. having or being any sharp pointed structure. 2. having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects. 3. pointed; stinging. Also, aculeated. [1595 1605; < L aculeatus. See ACULEUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • aculeate — adjective a) Having a sting; sharp like a prickle. b) Having prickles or sharp points …   Wiktionary

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