crumen

noun
cru·​men | \ ˈkrümə̇n, -ˌmen \
variants: or crumena \ krüˈmēnə , -​ˈmānə \
plural crumens\ -​ə̇nz , -​enz \ or crumenas\ -​ēnəz , -​ānəz \ or crumenae\ -​ēˌnē , -​āˌnī \

Definition of crumen

zoology
: 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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History and Etymology for crumen

Latin crumena, crumina purse, bag, modification of Greek grymea bag, trash

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“Crumen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crumen. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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