Haustella
Haustellum Haus*tel"lum (h[add]s*t[e^]l"l[u^]m), n.; pl. {Haustella} (-l[.a]). [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) The sucking proboscis of various insects. See {Lepidoptera}, and {Diptera}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Haustellum — Haus*tel lum (h[add]s*t[e^]l l[u^]m), n.; pl. {Haustella} ( l[.a]). [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) The sucking proboscis of various insects. See {Lepidoptera}, and {Diptera}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haustellum — noun (plural haustella) Etymology: New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum scoop on a waterwheel, from haurire to drink, draw more at exhaust Date: 1816 a proboscis (as of an insect) adapted to suck blood or juices of plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haustellum — /haw stel euhm/, n., pl. haustella /haw stel euh/. (in certain crustaceans and insects) an organ or part of the proboscis adapted for sucking blood or plant juices. [1810 20; < NL, dim. of L haustrum scoop on a water wheel, equiv. to haus , var.… …   Universalium

  • haustellum — [hɔ: stɛləm] noun (plural haustella) Zoology the sucking organ or proboscis of an insect or crustacean. Derivatives haustellate hɔ:stələt, leɪt adjective Origin C19: mod. L. dimin. of haustrum scoop , from haust , haurire draw in …   English new terms dictionary

  • haustellum — /hɔsˈtɛləm/ (say haws teluhm) noun (plural haustella /hɔsˈtɛlə/ (say haws teluh)) (in certain crustaceans and insects) an organ or part of the proboscis adapted for sucking blood or plant juices. {New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum machine… …   Australian English dictionary

  • haustellum — [hôs tel′əm] n. pl. haustella [hôs tel′ə] [ModL < L haustus, pp. of haurire, to drink, draw water] a tubelike sucking organ, or proboscis, as in any of various insects haustellate [hos′tə lāt΄, hos′təlit΄] adj …   English World dictionary

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