Definition of ptenoglossate in English:

ptenoglossate

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Of the radula of a gastropod: having no median teeth but a large number of lateral teeth resembling the barbs of a feather. Of a gastropod: having such a radula; belonging to a taxon Ptenoglossa so characterized (variously ranked between superfamily and order).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From ancient Greek πτηνός feathered + γλῶσσα tongue + -ate, after post-classical Latin ptenoglossa.

Pronunciation

ptenoglossate

/ˌtiːnəʊˈɡlɒseɪt/