scalpellum

noun
scal·​pel·​lum | \ -ləm \
plural scalpella\ -​lə \

Definition of scalpellum

: any of four slender piercing organs in the proboscis of true bugs or bloodsucking two-winged flies corresponding to the mandibles and the first pair of maxillae

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History and Etymology for scalpellum

New Latin, from Latin, scalpel

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“Scalpellum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalpellum. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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