Lyttae
Lytta Lyt"ta (l[i^]t"t[.a]), n.; pl. {Lytt[ae]} (-t[=e]). [L., a worm said to grow under the tongue of dogs, and to cause canine madness, fr. Gr. ly`tta, ly`ssa, lit., madness.] (Anat.) A fibrous and muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many mammals, as the dog. [1913 Webster]

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  • lytta — /lit euh/, n., pl. lyttas, lyttae /lit ee/. a long, worm shaped cartilage in the tongue of the dog and other carnivorous animals. [1595 1605; < NL < Gk lýtta, Attic form of lýssa rage, rabies; so named because the cartilage was thought to be a… …   Universalium

  • lytta — /ˈlɪtə/ (say lituh) noun (plural lyttas or lyttae /ˈlɪti/ (say litee)) a long, wormlike cartilage in the tongue of the dog and other carnivorous animals. {New Latin, from Greek, variant of lyssa rabies. See lyssophobia} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lytta — [lit′ə] n. pl. lyttae [lit′ē] [ModL < L < Gr lytta, lyssa (lit., madness), thought to be a worm under a dog s tongue causing rabies] a band of cartilage lying along the underside of the tongue of dogs and certain other carnivores …   English World dictionary

  • lytta — ˈlid.ə noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from lytta, lyssa madness, rabies more at lyssa 1. plural lyttae : a fibrous and cartilaginous rod lying within the longitudinal axis of the tongue in many carnivorous mammals (as the dog) …   Useful english dictionary

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