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noun, plural la·cin·i·ae [luh-sin-ee-ee] /ləˈsɪn iˌi/, la·cin·i·as.
  1. Botany. a jagged or irregular part of a leaf or petal.
  2. Zoology. the pointed posterior of the maxilla of an insect.
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Examples from the Web for lacinia

Historical Examples

  • Calyx 5-partitus: lacinia suprema definente in tubulum capillarem, nectariferum, secus pedunculum decurrentem.

    The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 3

    William Curtis

  • The mouth-parts in this genus are much as in Tomocerus, the maxillæ ending in a lacinia and palpus.

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • Lacinia exteriores and interiores: in Apidae, the palpiger and paraglossa often used for the gales and lacinia of maxilla.

  • Mala maxillae: the globes of maxilla; outer or galea, inner or lacinia; where only one is present, the term refers to that one.

  • Calyx 5-partitus: lacinia suprema definente in tubulum capillare nectariferum fecus pedunculum decurrentem.