Definition of Glossa

1. Noun. A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity.

Exact synonyms: Clapper, Lingua, Tongue
Generic synonyms: Organ, Articulator
Group relationships: Mouth, Oral Cavity, Oral Fissure, Rima Oris, Pharynx, Throat
Terms within: Gustatory Organ, Taste Bud, Tastebud
Derivative terms: Lingual, Lingual, Tongue, Tongue



Definition of Glossa

1. n. The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera.

Definition of Glossa

1. the tongue [n -SAE or -SAS] : GLOSSAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Glossa

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. The tongue. The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glossa

glory-of-the-snow
glory box
glory boxes
glory days
glory fern
glory hole
glory holes
glory lily
glory pea
gloryholer
gloryholers
glorying
gloss
gloss-
gloss over
glossa (current term)
glossae
glossagra
glossal
glossalgia
glossanthrax
glossarial
glossarially
glossaries
glossarist
glossarists
glossary
glossas
glossata
glossator

Literary usage of Glossa

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1. A General Bibliographical Dictionary by Friedrich Adolf Ebert, Arthur Browne (1837)
"11076 — dig. infort. cum glossa. Without place or date. ... Gothic letter, with the signatures, az and A—R. 11085 — codex cum glossa. ..."

2. Iohannis Wyclif De Eucharistia Tractatus Maior: Accedit Tractatus De by John Wycliffe, Johann Loserth (1892)
"22. talia; adde verba, ut in glossa; ib. ABDE: ad sacrum; A: sanum sup. lin. 24. C: nis t in marg. alia manu. 29. ..."

3. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"... Accursius, about the middle of the thirteenth century, worked them into a single glossa, usually referred to as the glossa simply. ..."

4. New Mallophaga by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Robert Evens Snodgrass (1896)
"... lp labial palpus, g glossa, pg para- glossa. Fig. 4, Maxilla of nymph of Perla; ed cardo, st stipes, lac lacinia, gal galea, mx p maxillary palpus. Fig. ..."

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