- the cheek or side region of the head.
Origin of gena
1820–30; < Latin: cheek; cognate with Greek génys jaw, chin
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Examples from the Web for genal
We divide the face into three zones: the genal,4 buccal, and frontal.Delsarte System of Oratory
Genal bristles: Diptera; are on the cheeks near lower corner of eye.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The first genal spine, or first tooth in the head-comb, is shorter in the dog-fleas of both sexes than it is in the cat-fleas.The Flea
Length of cephalon, 40 mm.; width at genal angles, restored, about 62 mm.
Genal cca occur on blind trilobites, on trilobites with simple eyes, and on trilobites with compound eyes.
- The cheek or lateral side of the face.
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