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hypostome

noun hy·po·stome \ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm\

Definition of HYPOSTOME

:  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 of HYPOSTOME

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + -stome (from Greek stoma mouth) — more at stomach
First Known Use: circa 1862

hypostome

noun hy·po·stome \ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOSTOME

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

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