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

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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 — Haustellum, Art der Gattung Stachelschnecke …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Haustellum — Haustellum, die vordere Platte am Rüssel der Fliegen (s. Zweiflügler) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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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  • haustellum — (hô stèl lom ) s. m. Terme de zoologie. Nom scientifique du suçoir chez les insectes. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. haustellum, diminutif de haustrum, pompe, de haurire, puiser …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • haustellum —   n. (pl. la) sucking proboscis.    ♦ haustellate, a. having a haustellum, as a fly.    ♦ haustorium, (pl.    ♦ ia) food absorbing outgrowth from fungus or parasitic plant.    ♦ haustorial, a. haustellate …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • haustellum — n. [L. dim. haustus, sucking] A part of a beak or proboscis; mouthparts specialized for sucking …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

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