plural noun
Aglos·​sa | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈglä-sə, -ˈglȯ- \

Definition of Aglossa

1 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
2 in some classifications : a division of mollusks having neither radula nor head coextensive with Lamellibranchia

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First Known Use of Aglossa

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Aglossa

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + -glossa

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“Aglossa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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