Definitions

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

  • noun The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or certain other arthropods.
  • noun Botany A stalklike support or structure; a stipe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Also, the stalk of the halter of a dipterous insect.
  • noun In botany, same as stipe.
  • noun In zoology, a stalk or stem, as an eye-stalk or a footstalk; a stipe.

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

  • noun The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.
  • noun An eyestalk.

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

  • noun The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion
  • noun The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean

Etymologies

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

[New Latin stīpes, stīpit-, from Latin, post.]

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