from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Mollusca, having the characters of the Toxoglossa.
  • n. A toxoglossate gastropod.


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  • These range from the bacterial type III secretion systems, the cnidarian nematocysts, the toxoglossate radula and apparatus of Conus, the parasitic physiology of Wuchereria bancrofti, the piercing / sucking mouthparts of predaceous insects, and the solenoglyphous skull, pit organs, and venom apparatus of pit vipers.



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  • This could also be a high-fallotin' way to describe the waxing of a glossed-over expression of someone that is highly intoxicated.

    June 30, 2009