plural noun

in some classifications
: a subphylum or superclass of Arthropoda comprising arthropods with mandibles on the second postoral somite and usually preoral true antennae and including the crustaceans, myriopods, insects, and a few related forms compare chelicerata , trilobita

Word History


New Latin Mandibulata, from mandibul- + -ata

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“Mandibulata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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