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lytta

[ lit-uh ]

noun

, plural lyt·tas, lyt·tae [lit, -ee].
  1. a long, worm-shaped cartilage in the tongue of the dog and other carnivorous animals.


lytta

/ ˈlɪtə /

noun

  1. a rodlike mass of cartilage beneath the tongue in the dog and other carnivores


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lytta1

1595–1605; < New Latin < Greek lýtta, Attic form of lýssa rage, rabies; so named because the cartilage was thought to be a parasite causing rabies
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lytta1

C17: New Latin, from Greek lussa madness; in dogs, it was believed to be a cause of rabies
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Example Sentences

We come now to the tribe of blistering beetles, of which the best known is the Cantharides (Cantharis or Lytta).

Unwormed, un-wurmd′, adj. not wormed, not having had the worm or lytta under the tongue cut out—of a dog.

Species of Lytta abound, but no use is made of them, the Shoans having no real medicine prepared from the animal kingdom.

When the lytta, alias blister beetle, arrives, prepare to give a warm welcome to him and all of his kind.

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