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glossa

play
noun glos·sa \ˈglä-sə, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossa

plural glossae play \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\ also glossas

  1. :  a tongue or lingual structure especially in an insect; especially :  the median distal lobe of the labium of an insect



Origin of glossa

New Latin, from Greek glōssa


First Known Use: circa 1852

Rhymes with glossa


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