plural noun
Tox·​o·​glos·​sa | \ ˌtäksəˈgläsə \

Definition of Toxoglossa

: a group of marine carnivorous gastropods (suborder Stenoglossa) including the families Conidae and Terebridae and having the teeth of the radula reduced in number, large, and often perforated to serve as poison fangs with which a large poison gland in the esophagus communicates by slender ducts

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Other Words from Toxoglossa

toxoglossate \ ¦⸗⸗¦gläˌsāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Toxoglossa

New Latin, from tox- entry 2 + -glossa; from the usually strongly barbed and arrowlike radula

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“Toxoglossa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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