mouthpart

[ mouth-pahrt ]
/ ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt /

noun

Usually mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.

Nearby words

  1. mouthbrooder,
  2. mouthed,
  3. mouthfeel,
  4. mouthful,
  5. mouthing,
  6. mouthpiece,
  7. mouthwash,
  8. mouthwatering,
  9. mouthy,
  10. mouton

Origin of mouthpart

First recorded in 1790–1800; mouth + part

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British Dictionary definitions for mouthpart

mouthpart

/ (ˈmaʊθˌpɑːt) /

noun

any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding
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Science definitions for mouthpart

mouthpart

[ mouthpärt′ ]

Any of the parts of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, especially a part or organ used for a specific way of feeding.
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