aculeate

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adjective acu·le·ate \ ə-ˈkyü-lē-ət \

Definition of aculeate

:relating to or being hymenopterans (such as bees, ants, and many wasps) of a division (Aculeata) typically having the ovipositor modified into a stinger

Origin and Etymology of aculeate

Latin aculeatus having stings, from aculeus sting, from acus


Medical Dictionary

aculeate

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adjective acu·le·ate \ ə-ˈkyü-lē-ət \

medical Definition of aculeate

:having a sting
  • aculeate insects

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