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rostellum

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noun ros·tel·lum \rä-ˈste-ləm\

Definition of rostellum

  1. :  a small process resembling a beak :  a diminutive rostrum: as a :  an extension of the stigma of an orchid flower b :  an anterior prolongation of the head of a tapeworm bearing hooks

ros·tel·lar play \rä-ˈste-lər\ adjective


Origin of rostellum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of rostrum beak


First Known Use: circa 1826


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rostellum

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noun ros·tel·lum \rä-ˈstel-əm\

Medical Definition of rostellum

  1. :  an anterior prolongation of the head of a tapeworm often bearing hooks



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