variants: or less commonly aedoeagus \ ¦ē-​dē-​¦ā-​gəs , ē-​ˈdē-​ə-​ \
plural aedeagi also aedoeagi\ ¦ē-​dē-​¦ā-​ˌgī , -​ˌjī , ē-​ˈdē-​ə-​ \

Definition of aedeagus

: the intromittent organ of a male insect : phallus sometimes : the distal part of this structure

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First Known Use of aedeagus

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aedeagus

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

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“Aedeagus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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