from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of epistome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The region between the antennæ and the mouth, in Crustacea.
  • n. A liplike organ that covers the mouth, in most Bryozoa. See Illust., under entoprocta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, some part, region, or organ borne upon or lying before the mouth.
  • n. Also epistome.
  • n. The anterior part of the cephalic doublure of the Trilobita, sometimes isolated by the sutures.


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