Rostellum



noun, plural rostella
[ro-stel-uh] /rɒˈstɛl ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Biology. any small, beaklike process.
2.
Botany. a beaklike modification of the stigma in many orchids.
3.
Zoology.

a projecting part of the scolex in certain tapeworms.
a part of the mouth in many insects, designed for sucking.

noun (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
(biology) a small beaklike process, such as the hooked projection from the top of the head in tapeworms or the outgrowth from the stigma of an orchid

rostellum ros·tel·lum (rŏ-stěl’əm)
n. pl. ros·tel·la (rŏ-stěl’ə)
A small beaklike part, such as the hooked projection on the head of a tapeworm.

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