tornus

noun
tor·​nus | \ ˈtȯrnəs \
plural torni\ -​ˌnī , -​ˌnē \ or tornuses

Definition of tornus

: the inner or anal angle of the wing of an insect (as a moth)

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History and Etymology for tornus

New Latin, from Latin, lathe

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“Tornus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tornus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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