tentaculum

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from tento + -culus

NounEdit

tentaculum

  1. Tentacle.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See tentacle.

NounEdit

tentaculum (plural tentacula)

  1. (zoology) A tentacle.
  2. (anatomy) One of the stiff hairs situated around the mouth, or on the face, of many animals, and supposed to be tactile organs.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 22:27