Toxoglossa

plural noun Tox·o·glos·sa \ˌtäksəˈgläsə\

Definition of Toxoglossa

  1. :  a group of marine carnivorous gastropods (suborder Stenoglossa) including the families Conidae and Terebridae and having the teeth of the radula reduced in number, large, and often perforated to serve as poison fangs with which a large poison gland in the esophagus communicates by slender ducts

toxoglossate

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of toxoglossa

New Latin, from 2tox- + -glossa; from the usually strongly barbed and arrowlike radula


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