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  • n. A cup-like sucker on the feet of certain insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cuplike sucker on the feet of certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, one of the sucking-disks or-cups on the lower surface of the tarsus of a male beetle of the genus Dytiscus, or other water-beetle.

Etymologies

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New Latin, diminutive of Latin patella. See patella.

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