[ hahy-puh-stohm ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌstoʊm /

noun Zoology.

any of several parts or organs of the mouth, as the labrum of a crustacean.

Nearby words

  1. hypostatic ectasia,
  2. hypostatic pneumonia,
  3. hypostatize,
  4. hyposthenia,
  5. hyposthenuria,
  6. hypostomia,
  7. hypostyle,
  8. hyposulfite,
  9. hyposulfurous,
  10. hyposulfurous acid

Origin of hypostome

First recorded in 1860–65; hypo- + -stome

Related formshy·po·sto·mi·al, adjective

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Examples from the Web for hypostome

  • They are characterized by the fact that the hypostome, or "tongue" (fig. 45) is large and file-like, roughened by sharp teeth.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley