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- n. A structure that overlaps the mouth in certain insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, a fleshy lobe beneath the labrum, forming a valve which covers the opening of the pharynx or gullet. It is best seen in the Hymenoptera. Also called epiglottis. See cut under Hymenoptera.
epi- + pharynx (Wiktionary)