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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. Acanthoxia Aculeus
  7. Bactrocera aculeus
  8. Dendroptus Aculeus
  9. Tarsonemus Aculeus
  10. Turbonilla Aculeus
  11. species Dacus aculeus
  12. species Onoba aculeus
  13. species Cingula aculeus
  14. Species Eriolus Aculeus
  15. Phyllogomphoides aculeus
  16. species Acropora aculeus
  17. Species Acanthoxia Aculeus
  18. species Bactrocera aculeus
  19. Species Dendroptus Aculeus
  20. Species Tarsonemus Aculeus

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Google previewMagazine of Natural History (1837)

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

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 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 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; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms (1920)

Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Physiology by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

aculeus (äku'lëus) я. [L. aculeus, prickle.] A prickle growing from the bark, as in the rose (bot.) ; a sting (zool.). acuminate (äku 'mlnât) a. [L. acumen. point.] Drawn out into a long point ; tapering (bot.) ; pointed ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Scientific Terms and Technological Expressions by W. M. Buchanan (1869)

by W. M. Buchanan

The ant belongs to this division, forming the family called heterogyna, name, aculeus, a sting; the ovipositor of the female being represented by a sting composed of three parts: it is concealed and retractile. It likewise exists in those individuals ...

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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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