terebrate

/ (ˈtɛrɪˌbreɪt) /

adjective

(of animals, esp insects) having a boring or penetrating organ, such as a sting

Nearby words

  1. terebic,
  2. terebic acid,
  3. terebinth,
  4. terebinthinate,
  5. terebinthine,
  6. teredo,
  7. terefah,
  8. terence,
  9. terengganu,
  10. terephthalate

Word Origin for terebrate

C20: from Latin terebra borer + -ate 1

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