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