Haustellate Haus"tel*late (h[add]s"t[e^]l*l[asl]t or h[add]s*t[e^]l"l[asl]t), a. [See {Haustellata}.] (Zo["o]l.) Provided with a haustellum, or sucking proboscis. -- n. One of the Haustellata. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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