plural noun Tany·sto·ma·ta \ˌtanə̇ˈstōmətə\

Definition of Tanystomata

in some classifications

  1. :  a division of dipterous insects inwhich the proboscis is large and contains lancelike mandibles and maxillae — compare horsefly, robber fly

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Origin and Etymology of tanystomata

New Latin, from tany- + -stomata

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