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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long retractor muscle of the tongue, as of the great ant-eater, Myrmecophaga jubata, attached behind to the sternum, and antagonizing the action of the protractor muscles, the genioglossus and stylohyoideus.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.

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