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Gular \Gu"lar\, a. [Cf. F. gulaire.] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the gula or throat; as, gular plates. See Illust. of Bird, and Bowfin.


a. Of or pertaining to the throat n. A scale in the central or throat region of a snake's body.


Gular is of or pertaining to the throat, and may more specifically refer to:

  • Gular scales in reptiles
  • Gular scute, or gular projection, in turtles and tortoises
  • Gular fold in lizards
  • Gular skin, or gular sac, in birds and some gibbons

Usage examples of "gular".

The gular sac is to be found in both sexes, but somewhat larger in the males.

But one of the most singular properties of the bird is the presence in some of the fully-grown males of a pouch or gular sac, opening under the tongue.

They found their way blocked in another place by a hideous swarm of blood-red worms, and in still another by a brooding bird with iridescent plumes and a huge gular pouch.