Definition of aedeagus in English:

aedeagus

noun

Biology
  • In insects: the male copulatory or sperm-depositing organ; an insect phallus or (typically) part of it, especially the distal portion.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Zoologist: a miscellany of natural history. From scientific Latin aedeagus from ancient Greek αἰδοῖα genitals, plural of αἰδοῖον, use as noun of neuter of αἰδοῖος having a claim to regard, reverence, or compassion + ἀγός leader from ἄγειν to lead.

Pronunciation:

aedeagus

/iːdɪˈeɪɡəs//iːˈdɪəɡəs/