planta

noun

plan·​ta
ˈplantə
plural plantae
-n‧ˌtē
1
: the back side of the shank of a bird's leg
2
a
: the flattened end of the proleg of a caterpillar
b
: a sclerite on the insect pretarsus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, sole of the foot

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“Planta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planta. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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