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aedeagus

[ee-dee-uh-guh s] /iˈdi ə gəs/
noun, plural aedeagi
[ee-dee-uh-gahy, -jahy] /iˈdi əˌgaɪ, -ˌdʒaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the phallus of a male insect.
Also, aedoeagus.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek aidoî(a) genitals + agós leader (derivative of ágein to lead)
Related forms
aedeagal [ee-dee-uh-guh l] /iˈdi ə gəl/ (Show IPA), adjective
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Examples for aedeagus
  • The lateral ejaculatory process is greatly enlarged and separated from the aedeagus anteriorly.

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