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cornicle

[kawr-ni-kuh l] /ˈkɔr nɪ kəl/
noun
1.
any of various small, horn-shaped processes, especially one of a pair of tubes at the posterior end of the abdomen of aphids, from which a waxy fluid is emitted.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin corniculum little horn, equivalent to corn- (stem of cornū) horn + -i- -i- + -culum -cle1
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