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- adj. Having nublike maxillae each supporting a single hollow fang that points posteriorly, the mouth opening wide so that the fang swings into position to inject venom deeply.
These range from the bacterial type III secretion systems, the cnidarian nematocysts, the toxoglossate radula and apparatus of Conus, the parasitic physiology of Wuchereria bancrofti, the piercing / sucking mouthparts of predaceous insects, and the solenoglyphous skull, pit organs, and venom apparatus of pit vipers.
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