rostralis

noun

ros·​tralis
räˈstralə̇s,
-strāl-,
-sträl-
plural rostrales
: the suctorial organ of a bug or related insect (order Hemiptera) consisting of the elongated and closely associated mandibles and maxillae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from rostralis, adjective, rostral

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“Rostralis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rostralis. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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