arthrostome

noun
ar·​thro·​stome
plural -s

Definition of arthrostome

: a mouth with complex jointed mouthparts that are modified segmental appendages used typically of the Arthropoda

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arthr- + -stome

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“Arthrostome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrostome. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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