buccula

noun buc·cu·la \ˈbəkyələ\

Definition of buccula

plural

bucculae

\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of buccula

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


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