- Usually mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.
Origin of mouthpart
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- any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding
- 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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