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Definition of the noun aculeus

What does aculeus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aculei

  1. a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
  2. a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: stinger = a sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland

Alternative definition of the noun aculeus


  1. A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
  2. A sting.

Phrases with aculeus

  1. Dacus aculeus
  2. Onoba aculeus
  3. Cingula aculeus
  4. Eriolus Aculeus
  5. Acropora aculeus
  6. Bactrocera aculeus
  7. Dendroptus Aculeus
  8. Turbonilla Aculeus
  9. species Dacus aculeus
  10. species Onoba aculeus
  11. species Cingula aculeus
  12. Species Eriolus Aculeus
  13. Phyllogomphoides aculeus
  14. species Acropora aculeus
  15. species Bactrocera aculeus
  16. Species Tarsonemus Aculeus
  17. species Phyllogomphoides aculeus

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Google previewThe Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology (1837)

duplex the aculeus is the great distinction, which is considerably ...

Google previewThe Magazine of Natural History (1837)

by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson

duplex the aculeus is the great distinction, which is considerably ...

Google previewA Short Introduction to the Knowledge of the Science of Botany (1760)

Explaining the Terms of Art Made Use of in the Linnæan System. Illustrated with Five Copper Plates ... By Philip Miller, F.R.S. ... by Philip Miller

The thorn aculeus is a sharp brittle point, which is so slightly fastened to the plant, as to be taken off without tearing the other parts. The fp'mejpt'na, ...

Google previewBritish Seashells (2009)

A Guide for Collectors and Beachcombers by Paul Chambers, George Brettingham Sowerby

Onoba aculeus is a plain, simple shell that is easily confused with worn or poorly ribbed specimens of O. semicostata, which it greatly resembles. The two shells share the same broad habitat preference for seaweed but O. aculeus is generally ...

Google previewThe magazine of natural history and Journal of zoology,botany, minerazlogy, genealogy, geology and meteorology [de 1837 à 1840] (1837)

by Edward Charlesworth

duplex the aculeus is the great distinction, which is considerably ...

Google previewThe Oracle encyclopaedia (1896)

profusely illus., containing the most accurate information in the most readable form by R. W. Egerton Eastwick

aculeus is a sharp-pointed appendage protected by two lateral processes. A poison-gland communicates with the S., the secretion of this gland being introduced by the S. into the wound. Sting-ray, a genus of Ray, in which the tail is armed ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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Aculeus is a pricklevnot protruded sr'om the wood, but only fixed to the bark. It is said to be simple, when it ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin, aculeus = sting, prickle. PL, Aculeae.) 1. Adult insects: Microtrichia or immobile projections on wing of some Lepidoptera (particularly Zeugloptera and Dachnonypha). A minute, needle-like spine (spicule) on Lepidoptera wings ( sensu ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms, Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botony, Zoology, Anatomy, Cyctology, Embroyology, Physiology (1920)

by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

aculeus, prickle, thorn.] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Aculeus. This term has several meanings depending on the taxon of insects under consideration. In Hymenoptera, it is synonymous with the sting, an eversible hollow cylindrical structure at the tip of the abdomen used to deliver venom.

Google previewEnglish etymology; or, A derivative dictionary of the English language (1783)

by George William Lemon

aculeus ; quasi aculeantinus ; multis enim undique aculeis mu- miur: potest et speciose deflecti a Belg. eghel; ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3U1L1E1U1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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