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cultellus

[kuhl-tel-uh s] /kʌlˈtɛl əs/
noun, plural cultelli
[kuhl-tel-ahy] /kʌlˈtɛl aɪ/ (Show IPA).
Zoology.
1.
a sharp, knifelike structure, as the mouthparts of certain bloodsucking flies.
Origin of cultellus
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Latin: diminutive of culter knife, colter; for formation, see castellum
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