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cornicle

[ kawr-ni-kuhl ]
/ ˈkɔr nɪ kəl /
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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.
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Origin of cornicle

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