[glos-uh, glaw-suh]
noun, plural glossae [glos-ee, glaw-see] , glossas.
Anatomy. the tongue.
Entomology. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an insect.

1885–90; < Greek glôssa tongue Unabridged


a promontory in SW Albania. Unabridged
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glossa (ˈɡlɒsə)
n , pl -sae, -sas
1.  anatomy a technical word for the tongue
2.  a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect

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

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Glossa stated that one can't be built without the other.
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