torma

noun

tor·​ma
ˈtȯrmə
plural tormae
-ˌmē,
-ˌmī
: either of a pair of small sclerites lying between the clypeus and labrum of a higher dipteran

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Torma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torma. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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