plural noun

in some classifications : a suborder of amphibians including frogs or toads that have no tongue and have a common pharyngeal opening for the Eustachian tubes and comprising the families Pipidae and Xenopodidae
in some classifications : a division of mollusks having neither radula nor head coextensive with Lamellibranchia

Word History


New Latin, from a- entry 2 + -glossa

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aglossa was in 1858

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“Aglossa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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