mandibulate

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

adjective

having mandibles.

noun

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

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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