cornicle

[ kawr-ni-kuh l ]
/ ˈkɔr nɪ kəl /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cornhusker state,
  2. cornhusking,
  3. cornice,
  4. corniche,
  5. cornichon,
  6. corniculate,
  7. corniculate cartilage,
  8. corniculum,
  9. cornification,
  10. cornify

Origin of cornicle

1640–50; < Latin corniculum little horn, equivalent to corn- (stem of cornū) horn + -i- -i- + -culum -cle1

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