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  • n. hypostome

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior part or organ of the mouth of arthropods and some other animals.
  • n. [capitalized] Same as Hypostomus.


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  • Mystax: in Diptera; a patch of hair or bristles above the mouth, on the lower part of the hypostoma above the vibrissae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Epistoma - is: the lower face between the mouth and eyes: that sclerite immediately behind or above the labrum, whether it be clypeus or an intermediate piece: in Diptera, that part of the face between the front and the labrum; the oral margin and an indefinite space immediately contiguous thereto and so = peristoma: in Odonata; = clypeus: = hypostoma.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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