Aculeate



Biology. having or being any sharp-pointed structure.
having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects.
pointed; stinging.
Historical Examples

This is also the case in the aculeate Hymenoptera when the reproductive organs have been 735 destroyed by the parasite Stylops.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various

The aculeate wasps of New Caledonia, with natural history notes.
The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth

May be regarded as an aculeate variety of Archidiscus polythalamus.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, First Part: Porulosa (Spumellaria and Acantharia) Ernst Haeckel

This has been found to be the case in insects so widely different as Orthoptera and aculeate Hymenoptera.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various

adjective
cutting; pointed
having prickles or spines, as a rose
having a sting, as bees, wasps, and ants

aculeate a·cu·le·ate (ə-kyōō’lē-ĭt, -āt’)
adj.
Covered with sharp spines; pointed.

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