plural noun
Man·​dib·​u·​la·​ta | \ manˌdibyəˈlätə, -lātə\

Definition of Mandibulata

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

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History and Etymology for Mandibulata

New Latin Mandibulata, from mandibul- + -ata

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