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 (ə-kyo͞o′lē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Zoology Having a stinger, as a bee or wasp.
2. Botany Having sharp prickles.

[Latin acūleātus, from acūleus, sting, diminutive of acus, needle; see acumen.]


(əˈkjuːlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or


1. cutting; pointed
2. (Botany) having prickles or spines, as a rose
3. (Zoology) having a sting, as bees, wasps, and ants
[C17: from Latin acūleātus; see aculeus]


(əˈkyu li ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

also a•cu′le•at`ed,

having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects.
[1595–1605; < Latin acūleātus <acūle(us) sting, barb (acu(s) needle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aculeate - having or resembling a stinger or barbaculeate - having or resembling a stinger or barb; "aculeate insects such as bees and wasps"
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The one, of extreme bitterness of words, especially if they be aculeate and proper; for cummunia maledicta are nothing so much; and again, that in anger a man reveal no secrets; for that, makes him not fit for society.
From the existence of Cyprideis aculeate (Jones) which is capable to exist in bring water; one can conclude that the water of delta was brine.
2002), tuberculate in Amphineuron, verrucate in Dryopteris, granulate in Lastrea, and aculeate in Thelypteris (Tryon and Lugardon, 1991).
Although most bee flies attack aculeate Hymenoptera, some species of Bombyliidae are found seeking for hosts over open, sandy ground environments, attacking orthopteran egg pods or larvae of Myrmeleontidae (Kits et al.
Notes, with descriptions of new species, on aculeate Hymenoptera of the Australian region.
Mejia-Saules 2008-103 (XAL) Guadua aculeate Mexico, Chiapas, - Rupr.
Kleptoparasitism is further known as an obligate habit in the anthomyiid genera Leucophora and Eustalomyia Kowarz, 1873, in which the females lay eggs in the borrows of solitary and presocial pollen- or flesh-storing aculeate Hymenoptera (Amiet & Volkart 1983; Meyer-Holzapfel 1986; Polidori et al.