cul·​tel·​lus | \ kəlˈteləs \
plural cultelli\ -​eˌlī , -​(ˌ)lē \

Definition of cultellus

: one of the sharp pointed cutting organs (as mandibles and maxillae) of many bloodsucking flies

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First Known Use of cultellus

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cultellus

New Latin, from Latin, small knife, diminutive of culter knife, plowshare

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“Cultellus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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