haustellate

haustellate

[haw-stel-it, haw-stuh-leyt]
adjective Zoology.
1.
having a haustellum.
2.
adapted for sucking, as the mouthparts of certain insects.

Origin:
1825–35; haustell(um) + -ate1

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haustellum (hɔːˈstɛləm)
 
n , pl -la
the tip of the proboscis of a housefly or similar insect, specialized for sucking food
 
[C19: New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum device for drawing water, from haurīre to draw up; see exhaust]
 
haus'tellate
 
adj

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