aedeagus

noun ae·de·a·gus \¦ē-dē-¦ā-gəs, ē-ˈdē-ə-\
variants: less commonly

aedoeagus

\¦ē-dē-¦ā-gəs, ē-ˈdē-ə-\

Definition of aedeagus

plural

aedeagi

also

aedoeagi

\¦ē-dē-¦ā-ˌgī, -ˌjī, ē-ˈdē-ə-\
  1. :  the intromittent organ of a male insect :  phallus; sometimes :  the distal part of this structure

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Origin and Etymology of aedeagus

New Latin, from Greek aidoia genitals + agos leader, from agein to lead — more at ede-, agent


First Known Use: 1860


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