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stipes

[ stahy-peez ]
/ ˈstaɪ piz /
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noun, plural stip·i·tes [stip-i-teez]. /ˈstɪp ɪˌtiz/.
Zoology. the second joint in a maxilla of crustaceans and insects.
Botany, Mycology. a stipe.
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Origin of stipes

1750–60; <Latin stīpes;see stipe
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British Dictionary definitions for stipes

stipes
/ (ˈstaɪpiːz) /

noun plural stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz) zoology
the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
any similar stemlike structure

Derived forms of stipes

stipiform (ˈstaɪpɪˌfɔːm) or stipitiform (ˈstɪpɪtɪˌfɔːm), adjective

Word Origin for stipes

C18: from Latin; see stipe
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