rostellum

noun
ros·​tel·​lum | \rä-ˈste-ləm \
plural rostella\rä-​ˈste-​lə \

Definition of rostellum 

: a small process resembling a beak : a diminutive rostrum: such as

a : an extension of the stigma of an orchid flower

b : an anterior prolongation of the head of a tapeworm bearing hooks

Other Words from rostellum

rostellar \rä-​ˈste-​lər \ adjective

First Known Use of rostellum

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rostellum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of rostrum beak

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rostellum

noun
ros·​tel·​lum | \rä-ˈstel-əm \

Medical Definition of rostellum 

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

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