Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jawlike appendage of an arthropod.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology, one of the appendages of the mouth of an arthropod or articulate animal, as a mandible, maxilla, maxilliped, gnathopod, etc.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of the mouth appendages of the Arthropoda. They are known as mandibles, maxillæ, and maxillipeds.

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  • noun zoology Any of the mouth appendages of the Arthropoda.

Etymologies

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

[Greek gnathos, jaw; see gnathic + –ite.]

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Here are some other words that begin with a silent g. gnarled, gnash, gnathite, gnocchi and everyone's favorite hallucination, a ngood (why can't the n be silent?) old gnome.

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