mouthpart

[mouth-pahrt]

Origin of mouthpart

First recorded in 1790–1800; mouth + part
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British Dictionary definitions for mouthpart

mouthpart

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

mouthpart

[mouthpärt′]
  1. 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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