mouthpart
noun Date: 1799 a structure or appendage near the mouth (as of an insect) especially when adapted for use in gathering or eating food

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  • mouthpart — ► NOUN ▪ any of the appendages surrounding the mouth of an insect or other arthropod and adapted for feeding …   English terms dictionary

  • mouthpart — [mouth′pärt΄] n. any of various structures, organs, or appendages around the mouth in arthropods, modified for biting, piercing, sucking, chewing, grasping, etc.usually used in pl …   English World dictionary

  • mouthpart — /mowth pahrt /, n. Usually, mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods. [1790 1800; MOUTH + PART] * * * …   Universalium

  • mouthpart — noun An appendage like structure on the outside of an insects or other arthropods mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food. The fans, or brushes, create currents in the water that direct food toward the larvae’s mouthparts and help stuff… …   Wiktionary

  • mouthpart — mouth·part mau̇th .pärt n a structure or appendage near the mouth esp. of an insect …   Medical dictionary

  • mouthpart — noun Zoology any of the appendages surrounding the mouth of an insect or other arthropod and adapted for feeding …   English new terms dictionary

  • mouthpart — mouth•part [[t]ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt[/t]] n. Usu., mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • mouthpart — /ˈmaʊθpat/ (say mowthpaht) noun a structure in the region of the mouth of arthropods …   Australian English dictionary

  • mouthpart — noun any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding • Hypernyms: ↑extremity, ↑appendage, ↑member …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mandible (insect mouthpart) — For the corresponding mouthpart in other arthropods, see Mandible (arthropod mouthpart). The mandibles of a Bull ant Insect mandibles are a pair of appendages near the insect’s mouth, and the most anterior of the three pairs of oral appendages… …   Wikipedia

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