from The Century Dictionary.
- In entomology
- In some systems, a primary group or division of Insecta, containing those insects whose mouth-parts are mandibulate or masticatory, as distinguished from those which have the same parts haustellate or suctorial, the former being fitted for biting, the latter for sucking: opposed to Haustellata. Westwood called the same division Dacnostomata.
- A division of Anoplura, including mandibulate lice, as the bird-lice or Mallophaga.
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