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n. pl. lyt·tae (lĭt′ē′)
A thin cartilaginous strip on the underside of the tongue of certain carnivorous mammals, such as dogs.

[Latin, worm under a dog's tongue (said to cause madness), from Greek lussa, lutta, madness, rabies; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -tas or -tae (-tiː)
(Zoology) a rodlike mass of cartilage beneath the tongue in the dog and other carnivores
[C17: New Latin, from Greek lussa madness; in dogs, it was believed to be a cause of rabies]


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n., pl. lyt•tas, lyt•tae (ˈlɪt i)
a long, irregularly linear cartilage on the underside of the tongue of dogs and other carnivores.
[1595–1605; < New Latin < Greek lýtta,lýssa rage, rabies]
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