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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.
  • n. Botany A stalklike support or structure; a stipe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion
  • n. The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.
  • n. An eyestalk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, same as stipe.
  • n. In zoology, a stalk or stem, as an eye-stalk or a footstalk; a stipe.
  • n. Also, the stalk of the halter of a dipterous insect.

Etymologies

New Latin stīpes, stīpit-, from Latin, post.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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