gnathochilarium

noun

gnatho·​chi·​lar·​i·​um
-ˌkīˈla(a)rēəm
plural -s
: the lower lip of certain arthropods usually considered to consist of the fused maxillae
sometimes : labium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from gnath- + chil- + -arium

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“Gnathochilarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnathochilarium. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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