n.; pl. -li [L. cultellus, knife]
1. A sharp knife-like organ.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. The blade-like lancets of certain blood-sucking flies. b. Has been used for mandibles.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cultellus — /kul tel euhs/, n., pl. cultelli / tel uy/. Zool. a sharp, knifelike structure, as the mouthparts of certain bloodsucking flies. [1895 1900; < L: dim. of culter knife, COLTER; for formation, see CASTELLUM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • couteau — /kooh toh /, n., pl. couteaux / tohz /; Fr. / toh /. a knife, esp. a large double edged one formerly carried as a weapon. [1670 80; < F; OF coutel < L cultellus; see CULTELLUS] * * * …   Universalium

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