variants or less commonly aedoeagus
plural aedeagi also aedoeagi
: the intromittent organ of a male insect : phallus
sometimes : the distal part of this structure

Word History


New Latin, from Greek aidoia genitals + agos leader, from agein to lead

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aedeagus was in 1860

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“Aedeagus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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