haustellum

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noun haus·tel·lum \hȯ-ˈste-ləm\

Definition of haustellum

plural

haustella

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

Origin and Etymology of haustellum

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


First Known Use: 1816


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