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cultellus

[kuhl-tel-uh s]
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noun, plural cul·tel·li [kuhl-tel-ahy] /kʌlˈtɛl aɪ/. Zoology.
  1. a sharp, knifelike structure, as the mouthparts of certain bloodsucking flies.
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Origin of cultellus

1895–1900; < Latin: diminutive of culter knife, colter; for formation, see castellum
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  • An example of the domestic culter or cultellus is shown in Pl.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne

  • The Cultellus, as we have seen, was a weapon partaking of the character of the sword and the dagger.