mouthpart

[ mouth-pahrt ]
/ ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt /

noun

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

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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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Scientific 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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