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glos·sa

 (glô′sə, glŏs′ə)
n. pl. glos·sae (glô′sē, glŏs′ē) or glos·sas
1. Anatomy The tongue.
2. Zoology A tonguelike structure in the labium of an insect.

[Greek glōssa, tongue.]

glos′sal adj.

glossa

(ˈɡlɒsə)
n, pl -sae (-siː) or -sas
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical word for tongue1
2. (Zoology) a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect
ˈglossal adj

glos•sa

(ˈglɒs ə, ˈglɔ sə)

n., pl. glos•sae (ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si)
glos•sas.
1. the tongue.
2. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an insect.
[1885–90; < Greek glôssa tongue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossa - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavityglossa - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
articulator - a movable speech organ
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
Translations

glos·sa

n. glosa, lengua.