diploglossate

adjective
dip·​lo·​glossate | \ ¦diplō+ \

Definition of diploglossate

of certain lizards
: having the end of the tongue retractile into the basal portion

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History and Etymology for diploglossate

dipl- + Greek glōssa tongue + English -ate

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“Diploglossate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diploglossate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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