[ mouth-pahrt ]
/ ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt /
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Usually mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.
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These animals take their name from those alternative mouthparts, called chelicera.Explainer: Insects, arachnids and other arthropods|Curtis Segarra|January 19, 2021|Science News For Students
British Dictionary definitions for mouthpart
/ (ˈmaʊθˌpɑːt) /
any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding
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Scientific definitions for mouthpart
[ mouth′pärt′ ]
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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