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- n. The mouthparts of an organism such as an insect or a member of the Rotifera
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The mouth parts of an insect, collectively, including the labrum, labium, maxillæ, mandibles, and lingua, with their appendages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cntom., those mouth-parts which are employed in taking food and preparing it for swallowing.
- n. The teeth of the mastax or pharynx of rotifers; the calcareous mastacial armature of wheel-animalcules.
Sorry, no etymologies found.