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haustellate

[ haw-stel-it, haw-stuh-leyt ]

adjective

, Zoology.
  1. having a haustellum.
  2. adapted for sucking, as the mouthparts of certain insects.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of haustellate1

First recorded in 1825–35; haustell(um) + -ate 1

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Example Sentences

The Hempitera are Haustellate insects; they have four wings, which are membranous and naked.

Haustellate: formed for sucking: applied chiefly to mouth structures.

Instrumenta suctoria: mouth parts of a haustellate insect as a whole.

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