aglossate

adjective
aglos·​sate | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈglä-sət, (ˈ)ā-ˈglä-ˌsāt, -ˈglȯ- \
variants: or aglossal \ (ˈ)ā-​ˈglä-​səl , -​ˈglȯ-​ \

Definition of aglossate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 zoology : having no tongue
2 [New Latin Aglossa + English -ate or -al] : of or relating to the Aglossa

aglossate

noun
aglos·​sate | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈglä-sət, (ˈ)ā-ˈglä-ˌsāt, -ˈglȯ- \
plural -s

Definition of aglossate (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of the Aglossa

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First Known Use of aglossate

Adjective

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aglossate

Adjective

Greek aglōssos (from a- a- entry 2 + glōssa tongue) + English -ate or -al

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The first known use of aglossate was in 1870

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“Aglossate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aglossate. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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