[ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt]

noun Anatomy.

any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.

Origin of gnathite

1865–70; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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