small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects
Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Aculea — A*cu le*a, n. [L. aculeus, dim. of acus needle.] A small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aculea — n.; pl. eae [L. dim. acus, needle] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In Diptera, one of the minute spines comprising the tomentum that covers the cuticula (except the wing membrane), usually dense in adults but sparse or absent in immatures. 2. In… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aculea — acu·lea …   English syllables

  • Eguilles — Éguilles Éguilles Détail Administration Pays France Région Provence Alpes Côte d Azur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Éguilles — 43° 34′ 10″ N 5° 21′ 17″ E / 43.5694444444, 5.35472222222 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Onoba aculeus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropo …   Wikipedia

  • a|cu|le|a — «uh KYOO lee uh», noun, plural le|ae « lee ee». a minute spine on the wing membrane of certain moths. ╂[< New Latin aculea < Latin acūleus thorn, sting] …   Useful english dictionary

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