rostrulum

noun
ros·​tru·​lum | \ -ləm \
plural rostrula\ -​lə \

Definition of rostrulum

: a small rostrum specifically : the proboscis of a flea

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First Known Use of rostrulum

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rostrulum

New Latin, from Latin rostrum beak + -ulum

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“Rostrulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rostrulum. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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