gu·​lar | \ ˈg(y)ü-lər How to pronounce gular (audio) \

Definition of gular

: of, relating to, or situated on the throat

Examples of gular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frigate birds soar above us, their balloon-like red gular pouches inflated below their beaks. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Cruise Ship That Could Preserve the Galapagos Islands," 30 Aug. 2019 There is a myth that pelicans use their large, flexible gular pouch to store food. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pelican odd by design, graceful in flight," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of gular

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gular

Latin gula throat — more at glutton

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“Gular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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