glossa

play
noun glos·sa \ˈglä-sə, ˈglȯ-\

Definition of glossa

plural

glossae

play \ˈglä-ˌsē, -ˌsī, ˈglȯ-\ also

glossas

  1. :  a tongue or lingual structure especially in an insect; especially :  the median distal lobe of the labium of an insect

Origin and Etymology of glossa

New Latin, from Greek glōssa


First Known Use: circa 1852

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the point at which something begins

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