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hypostome

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noun hy·po·stome \ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm\

Definition of hypostome

  1. :  any of several structures associated with the mouth: as a :  the manubrium of a hydrozoan b :  a rodlike organ that arises at the base of the beak in various mites and ticks



Origin and Etymology of hypostome

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + -stome (from Greek stoma mouth) — more at stomach


First Known Use: circa 1862


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hypostome

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noun hy·po·stome \ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm\

Medical Definition of hypostome

  1. :  a rodlike organ that arises at the base of the beak in various mites and ticks




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