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mandibulate

[ man-dib-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ mænˈdɪb yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective

having mandibles.

noun

Entomology. a mandibulate arthropod of the subphylum Mandibulata, including water fleas, fairy shrimp, millipedes, and centipedes.

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Origin of mandibulate

First recorded in 1820–30, mandibulate is from the New Latin word mandibulātus having mandibles. See mandible, -ate1
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