- having mandibles.
- Entomology. a mandibulate arthropod of the subphylum Mandibulata, including water fleas, fairy shrimp, millipedes, and centipedes.
Origin of mandibulate
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Instrumenta cibaria: mouth parts of a mandibulate insect as a whole.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The Hymenoptera are mandibulate insects, their mouths being formed for biting, and they undergo complete metamorphoses.
They are mandibulate; that is, their mouths are formed for biting, and they undergo an imperfect metamorphosis.