Definition of Lytta

1. n. A fibrous and muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many mammals, as the dog.



Definition of Lytta

1. Noun. (anatomy archaic) A fibrous muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many mammals, such as the dog. ¹

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Definition of Lytta

1. a fibrous band in the tongue of certain carnivorous mammals [n -TAE or -TAS]

Medical Definition of Lytta

1. Origin: L, a worm said to grow under the tongue of dogs, and to cause canine madness, fr. Gr, lit, madness. A fibrous and muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many mammals, as the dog. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lytta

lythes
lythontriptic
lytic
lytic complex
lytic cycle
lytic infection
lytic infections
lytic pathway
lytic phage
lytic phase
lytic virus
lytically
lyticase
lytico-bodig
lyting
lytta (current term)
lyttae
lyttas
lyuelode
lyvelod
lyves
lyxitol
lyxitols
lyxoflavin
lyxofuranose
lyxofuranoses
lyxopyranose
lyxopyranoses
lyxopyranoside
lyxopyranosides

Literary usage of Lytta

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1860)
"A few days since, observing numerous individuals of lytta vittata feeding on ... The anatomy of lytta vittata is so nearly like that of the Cantharis ..."

2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1882)
"... (lytta), = var. of maculata Say. corvina 62-21, (lytta). ... Sayi 30-336, (lytta). texana 80-181. ... Cooperi 36-18, (lytta), = var. of vulnerata Lee. ..."

3. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1812)
"Experiments and Observations on the lytta Vittata. BY GEORGE S. SCHOTT. ... The Potatoe Fly belongs to the genus lytta, and is the lytta Vittata of Turton ..."

4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"... in the same region, since they belong to two different sections of the genus. lytta arborea ... climb to considerable heights on plants and bushes lytta ..."

5. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1827)
"It is the lytta Gigas. The colour is a deep azure or sea blue; all parts of the insect, head, elytra or wing cases, body, and legs, are of the same colour, ..."

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