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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The proximal or coxal extremity of the leg in many Crustacea when modified for the purpose of crushing food by the development of a series of short hard spines, as in Limulus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lower appendage of many arthropods, used to macerate food items.

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