[ ĕp′ə-fărĭngks ]


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Examples from the Web for epipharynx

  • When the flea is feeding, the epipharynx and mandibles are thrust into the skin of the victim, the labium serving as a guide.

    Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane
  • Behind the labrum arises a process—the epipharynx—which in some blood-sucking insects becomes a formidable piercing-organ.

  • The piercing proboscis consists of three long needle-like organs, the epipharynx and mandibles, and a lower lip or labium.

    Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane