haustellum


haus·tel·lum

noun \h-ˈste-ləm\
plural haus·tel·la\-lə\

Definition of HAUSTELLUM

:  a proboscis (as of an insect) adapted to suck blood or juices of plants

Origin of HAUSTELLUM

New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum scoop on a waterwheel, from haurire to drink, draw — more at exhaust
First Known Use: 1816

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