Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain insects.

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  • noun zoology A structure that overlaps the mouth in certain insects.

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ pharynx

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