buccula

noun

buc·​cu·​la
ˈbəkyələ
plural bucculae
-ˌlē,
-ˌlī
: one of the elevated plates or ridges beneath the head on either side of the rostrum of insects of the order Heteroptera

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, small cheek, diminutive of bucca cheek

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“Buccula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buccula. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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