[ kuhl-tel-uh s ]
/ kʌlˈtɛl əs /

noun, plural cul·tel·li [kuhl-tel-ahy] /kʌlˈtɛl aɪ/. Zoology.

a sharp, knifelike structure, as the mouthparts of certain bloodsucking flies.


Are You A Word Of The Day Whiz? Take The February Challenge
Test your memory on some of our favorite words from February.
Question 1 of 15
Which sentence uses the adjective fictile correctly?

Origin of cultellus

1895–1900; < Latin: diminutive of culter knife, colter; for formation, see castellum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cultellus