noun acu·lea \ə-ˈkyü-lē-ə\

Definition of aculea



  1. :  a minute spinous outgrowth on the wing membrane of certain insects

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Origin and Etymology of aculea

borrowed from New Latin, feminine derivative of Latin aculeus “stinger, spine” — more at aculeus

First Known Use: 1925

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capable of being understood in two ways

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