[ uh-kyoo-lee-uhs ]
/ əˈkyu li əs /
noun, plural a·cu·le·i [uh-kyoo-lee-ahy]. /əˈkyu liˌaɪ/.
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Origin of aculeus
1820–30; <Latin: sting, barb, equivalent to acu(s) needle + -leus noun suffix
Words nearby aculeus
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British Dictionary definitions for aculeus
/ (əˈkjuːlɪəs) /
a prickle or spine, such as the thorn of a rose
a sting or ovipositor
Word Origin for aculeus
C19: from Latin, diminutive of acus needle
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