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[gyoo-luh, goo-]
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noun, plural gu·lae [gyoo-lee, goo-] /ˈgyu li, ˈgu-/, gu·las.
  1. Zoology.
    1. the upper part of the throat or gullet.
    2. the front or forward part of the neck.
  2. Architecture.
    1. a molding having a large hollow, as a cavetto.
    2. ogee(def 2).
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Origin of gula

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: throat, gullet, appetite
Related formsgu·lar, adjectivein·ter·gu·lar, adjectivesub·gu·lar, adjective
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Related Words for gular

hoarse, gruff, deep, guttural, husky, gular, jugular

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British Dictionary definitions for gular


  1. anatomy of, relating to, or situated in the throat or oesophagus
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Word Origin for gular

C19: from Latin gula throat
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