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glossa

[glos-uh, glaw-suh] /ˈglɒs ə, ˈglɔ sə/
noun, plural glossae
[glos-ee, glaw-see] /ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si/ (Show IPA),
glossas.
1.
Anatomy. the tongue.
2.
Entomology. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an insect.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek glôssa tongue

Glossa

[glaw-suh] /ˈglɔ sə/
noun
1.
Cape, a promontory in SW Albania.
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  • glossa stated that one can't be built without the other.
British Dictionary definitions for glossa

glossa

/ˈɡlɒsə/
noun (pl) -sae (-siː), -sas
1.
(anatomy) a technical word for the tongue
2.
a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect
Derived Forms
glossal, adjective
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glossa in Medicine

glossa glos·sa (glô'sə)
n. pl. glos·sas or glos·sae (glô'sē)
The tongue.

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