Definition of aculeate
: relating to or being hymenopterans (as bees, ants, and many wasps) of a division (Aculeata) typically having the ovipositor modified into a stinger
Origin of aculeate
Latin aculeatus having stings, from aculeus sting, from acus
First Known Use: 1875
Medical Definition of aculeate
: having a sting <aculeate insects>
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