colleterium

noun

col·​le·​te·​ri·​um
-rēəm
plural colleteria
-rēə
: a gland in female insects that secretes a cement by which the eggs are glued together

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek kollan to glue

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“Colleterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colleterium. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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