plural noun

in some classifications
: a division of Pectinibranchia comprising the gastropod families Janthinidae and Epitoniidae in which the median tooth is very small or wanting and the lateral teeth are strong and hooked and largest at the outside of each row

Word History


New Latin, from Greek ptēnos winged (akin to Greek petesthai to fly) + New Latin -glossa

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“Ptenoglossa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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