Definition of gena in English:

gena

noun

Zoology
  • The lateral part of the head of an insect or other arthropod below the level of the eyes.

    • ‘In summary, it is not only essential for determining the anterior border to the progression furrow but also for the morphogenesis of major parts of the dorsal and ventral (gena) head.’
    • ‘The specimen is an external mold and tectonic flattening of the genae appears to have produced a greater width than length.’

Origin

Early 19th century: Latin, literally cheek.

Pronunciation:

gena

/ˈjēnə/