torma

noun
tor·ma | \ˈtȯrmə\
plural tormae\-ˌmē, -ˌmī \

Definition of torma 

: either of a pair of small sclerites lying between the clypeus and labrum of a higher dipteran

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History and Etymology for torma

New Latin, from Greek, socket, joint; akin to Greek tormos hole, socket, pivot

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