gula

noun

gu·​la
ˈg(y)ülə
plural gulae
ˈg(y)üˌlē,
ˈgüˌlī
or gulas
1
a
: the upper front of the neck next to the chin : the upper throat
b
: a plate in many insects including most beetles that forms the central part of the lower surface of the head and supports the submentum
2
a
: a molding or group of moldings having a large hollow
b
: ogee

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin, throat, gullet

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“Gula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gula. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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