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aculeate

[ə′kyü·lē·ət]
(biology)
Pertaining to something that is prickly.
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Nest associates included three other nest-provisioning aculeates, along with Psocoptera, spiders, ants, Coelioxys sp.
The major tree species of this island include mimosa, acacia, date palm (in Hormoz city), lote, silk tree, parkinsonia aculeate and Terminalia catappa.
Of the 121 species, 116 belong to 6 super-families that comprise the aculeate wasps and bees.
Using the Lellinger and Taylor system, the following patterns are found in Isoetes microspores: aculeate, with bullae (radially symmetrical, low protuberances), no higher than wide, with a broad base and acute apex; cristate, with walls that are narrow, sharp edged, and nonanastomosing; and echinate, with stelae (radially symmetrical, high protuberances) higher than wide, conical, widest near base.
ligustrifolia (Northrop) Milspaugh; guama, Inga edulis Martius; and white indigo-berry, Randia aculeate L.
The Mutillidae are ectoparasitoids of larval instars and they usually attack the postdefecated larvae or pupae of other insects, generally aculeate Hymenoptera (Brothers et al.