Taenioglossa

plural noun Tae·nio·glos·sa \ˌtenēəˈgläsə, -lȯsə\

Definition of Taenioglossa

  1. :  a large suborder of Pectinibranchia comprising marine and freshwater gastropod mollusks in which the odontophore is long and narrow and usually bears seven teeth in each transverse row — compare heteropoda, platypoda

taenioglossate

\-sə̇t, -ˌsāt\ adjective or noun

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of taenioglossa

New Latin, from taen- + -glossa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Taenioglossa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!