rostellum

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noun ros·tel·lum \rä-ˈste-ləm\

Definition of rostellum

plural

rostella

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  1. :  a small process resembling a beak :  a diminutive rostrum: such asa :  an extension of the stigma of an orchid flowerb :  an anterior prolongation of the head of a tapeworm bearing hooks

rostellar

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Origin and Etymology of rostellum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of rostrum beak


First Known Use: 1686


Medical Dictionary

rostellum

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noun ros·tel·lum \rä-ˈstel-əm\

Medical Definition of rostellum

  1. :  an anterior prolongation of the head of a tapeworm often bearing hooks

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