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.

    • ‘The specimen is an external mold and tectonic flattening of the genae appears to have produced a greater width than length.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 19th century: Latin, literally cheek.

Pronunciation:

gena

/ˈjēnə/