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ros•tel•lum



Pronunciation: (ro-stel'um), [key]
n.,
pl. ros•tel•laPronunciation: (ro-stel'u). [key]

1. Biol.any small, beaklike process.
2. Bot.a beaklike modification of the stigma in many orchids.
3. Zool.
a. a projecting part of the scolex in certain tapeworms.
b. a part of the mouth in many insects, designed for sucking.

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