crumen

noun cru·men \ˈkrümə̇n, -ˌmen\
variants: or

crumena

\krüˈmēnə, -ˈmānə\

Definition of crumen

plural

crumens

\-ə̇nz, -enz\ or

crumenas

\-ēnəz, -ānəz\ or

crumenae

\-ēˌnē, -āˌnī\

zoology

  1. :  pouch: such as a :  the suborbital gland that secretes a waxy substance and is present in many deer and antelopes b :  one into which the mouthparts of certain bugs can be retracted

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Origin and Etymology of crumen

Latin crumena, crumina purse, bag, modification of Greek grymea bag, trash — more at crumb


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