[ ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt ]
/ ˈneɪ θaɪt, ˈnæθ aɪt /
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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Example sentences from the Web for gnathite
Gnathite: a jaw or jaw-like appendage; in the plural, the mouth parts.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for gnathite
/ (ˈneɪθaɪt, ˈnæθ-) /
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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