mastigium

noun mas·tig·i·um \maˈstijēəm\

Definition of mastigium

plural

mastigia

\-jēə\
  1. :  a defensive organ resembling a lash on the posterior parts of certain lepidopterous larvae

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Origin and Etymology of mastigium

New Latin, from Greek mastigion small whip, diminutive of mastig-, mastix


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