haustellum

noun
haus·tel·lum | \hȯ-ˈste-ləm \
plural haustella\hȯ-ˈste-lə \

Definition of haustellum 

: a proboscis (as of an insect) adapted to suck blood or juices of plants

First Known Use of haustellum

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haustellum

New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum scoop on a waterwheel, from haurire to drink, draw — more at exhaust

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