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: an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (such as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food
: the space between the tips of adjacent saw teeth
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English golet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of gule throat, from Latin gula — more at glutton
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: the tube that leads from the mouth through the throat to the stomach
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: throat sense 1, esophagus
: an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food
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