rostrulum

noun

ros·​tru·​lum
-ləm
plural rostrula
-lə
: a small rostrum
specifically : the proboscis of a flea

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin rostrum beak + -ulum

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rostrulum was in 1826

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“Rostrulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rostrulum. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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