- the mouthparts of an insect, including the labrum, mandibles, maxillae, labium, and hypopharynx.
Origin of trophi
1820–30; < New Latin trophī < Greek trophoí, plural of trophós feeder, nurse, akin to tréphein to nourish
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Examples from the Web for trophi
When the mouth wants any of the Trophi, or they exist in it only as rudiments.
When an imperfect mouth has all the Trophi but the Mandibul.
He states that the trophi are soft and functionless, which is far from the case.
All the spines of the trophi are in some degree doubly serrated.
The spines on all the trophi are more or less doubly serrated.