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gena, genae, genal

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (G)
No Taxon gena, genae, genal
Pronunciation
JEE-nuh, or GEN-uh
Explanation of Names
From Latin gena, cheek.
Identification
gena noun, plural genae (JEE-nye or GEH-nye), adjective genal - the cheek, the lateral part of the head just below the eyes:

In Odonata, the area between the compound eyes and the clypeus.

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See Also
gena
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 387 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.