Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or located on the throat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the throat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the gula or throat. See Illust. of bird, and bowfin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the gullet or throat in general; jugular; esophageal.
  • Specifically, in zoology, pertaining to the gula.
  • n. A gular plate or shield beneath the throat of a serpent or fish.

Etymologies

Latin gula, throat + -ar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This is called gular fluttering and achieves the same result as panting.

    Adaptations of desert birds and mammals

  • On the bottom or plastron are six pairs of scutes from head to tail called the gular, humeral, pectoral, abdominal, femoral and anal.

    Turtle Blues* « Fairegarden

  • By panting through slightly opened beaks, owls are able to cool themselves; this is called gular (having to do with the throat area) fluttering.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • By panting through slightly opened beaks, owls are able to cool themselves; this is called gular

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Some believed it assumed, and I never could comprehend the foolish reasons given by these persons on this subject which malevolence tried to 'gular' fact which carries its great number of these evil-thinking, suspicious persons, one part accused the Emperor of being a libertine, supposing him the father of many natural children, and the other thought him incapable of obtaining children even by a young princess only nineteen years of age, their hatred thus blinding their judgment.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • The Calhoun County Public Health Department on Thursday recommended the immediate evacuation of residents living closest to the site of the spill in Marshall because of elevated levels of airborne benzene, which in the short-term can cause dizziness, irre gular heartbeat and headaches.

    U.S. Warned on Corrosion Checks on Pipeline in Midwest Oil Spill

  • She could not support this, but now, knowing Plach and knowing of his other self Nepe, who had demonstrated sin - gular verve and competence, she could not condemn it either.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Panting and gular fluttering are energy efficient movements that produce very little heat themselves.

    Adaptations of desert birds and mammals

  • This was a pretty nice turtle (I've got some shots myself, thanks to a conveniently-timed visit), and it gave me an opportunity to record gular pump breathing (the turtle ribcage is fixed in position and can't expand or contract to assist with lung inflation/deflation, so they use the bottom of their throat/mouth as a pump for air) for future herp teaching.

    My herps are cooler than your herps

  • The gular teeth placed there break the shell without spilling the contents, as would be the case if the front teeth were large.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

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  • (adj): of, pertaining to, or situated upon the throat.

    January 15, 2009