buccula

noun
buc·​cu·​la | \ ˈbəkyələ \
plural bucculae\ -​ˌlē , -​ˌlī \

Definition of buccula

: one of the elevated plates or ridges beneath the head on either side of the rostrum of insects of the order Heteroptera

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History and Etymology for buccula

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 Oct. 2020.

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