plural noun
Pteno·​glos·​sa | \ ˌtenəˈgläsə, ˌtēn-, -lȯsə \

Definition of Ptenoglossa

in some classifications
: a division of Pectinibranchia comprising the gastropod families Janthinidae and Epitoniidae in which the median tooth is very small or wanting and the lateral teeth are strong and hooked and largest at the outside of each row

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Other Words from Ptenoglossa

ptenoglossate \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗ˌsāt , -​sə̇t \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ptenoglossa

New Latin, from Greek ptēnos winged (akin to Greek petesthai to fly) + New Latin -glossa

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“Ptenoglossa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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