Lytta meaning

lĭtə
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A thin cartilaginous strip on the underside of the tongue of certain carnivorous mammals, such as dogs.
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A band of cartilage lying along the underside of the tongue of dogs and certain other carnivores.
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A thin cartilaginous strip on the underside of the tongue of certain carnivorous mammals, such as dogs.
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(anatomy, archaic) A fibrous muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many mammals, such as the dog.
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Origin of lytta

  • Latin worm under a dog's tongue (said to cause madness) from Greek lussa, lutta madness, rabies wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek

    From Wiktionary