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mastigium

[ma-stij-ee-uh m] /mæˈstɪdʒ i əm/
noun, plural mastigia
[ma-stij-ee-uh] /mæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an extensible, lashlike, anal organ in certain caterpillars.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin < Greek mastīgion, diminutive of mástix whip
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