[ glaw-suh ]
/ ˈglɔ sə /
Cape, a promontory in SW Albania.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape-glossa
/ (ˈɡlɒsə) /
noun plural -sae (-siː) or -sas
anatomy a technical word for the tongue
a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect
Derived Formsglossal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for cape-glossa
[ glô′sə ]
n. pl. glos•sas
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