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gnathite

[ ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt ]
/ ˈneɪ θaɪt, ˈnæθ aɪt /
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noun Anatomy.
any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.
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Origin of gnathite

1865–70; <Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for gnathite

gnathite
/ (ˈneɪθaɪt, ˈnæθ-) /

noun
zoology an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart

Word Origin for gnathite

C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
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