gnathobase

noun
gnatho·​base | \ ˈnāthəˌbās, ˈnath- \

Definition of gnathobase

: a joint or process of the proximal part of the appendage of an arthropod modified to aid in carrying or masticating food

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Other Words from gnathobase

gnathobasic \ ¦⸗⸗¦bāsik \ adjective

History and Etymology for gnathobase

gnath- + base

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“Gnathobase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnathobase. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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