embolium

noun

em·​bo·​li·​um
emˈbōlēəm
plural embolia
-ēə
: a narrow piece on the costal margin of the corium of the wings of certain true bugs

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek embolion insertion, embossed ornament, diminutive of embolos

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“Embolium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embolium. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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