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epistome

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noun ep·i·stome \ˈe-pə-ˌstōm\

Definition of epistome

  1. :  any of several structures or regions situated above or covering the mouth of various invertebrates



Origin of epistome

New Latin epistoma


First Known Use: 1852


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