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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Crustacea, a lamellar expansion of the ischiopodite and meropodite of the external maxilliped or third thoracic limb, which with its fellow covers the other mouth-parts. It may be terminated by a small jointed endognathal palp.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of a pair of broad plates, developed from the outer maxillipeds of crabs, and forming a cover for the other mouth organs.

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  • noun zoology, rare One of a pair of broad plates, developed from the outer maxillipeds of crabs, and forming a cover for the other organs in the mouth.

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