aglossate

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adjective

aglos·​sate
(ˈ)ā-ˈglä-sət,
(ˈ)ā-ˈglä-ˌsāt,
-ˈglȯ-
variants or aglossal
(ˈ)ā-ˈglä-səl,
-ˈglȯ-
1
zoology : having no tongue
2
[New Latin Aglossa + English -ate or -al] : of or relating to the Aglossa

aglossate

2 of 2

noun

aglos·​sate
(ˈ)ā-ˈglä-sət,
(ˈ)ā-ˈglä-ˌsāt,
-ˈglȯ-
plural -s
: one of the Aglossa

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

Adjective

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 17 Apr. 2024.

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