aculeate


acu·le·ate

adjective \ə-ˈkyü-lē-ət\

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

acu·le·ate

adjective \ə-ˈkyü-lē-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACULEATE

: having a sting <aculeate insects>

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