hypostome

noun hy·po·stome \ ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm \

Definition of hypostome

: any of several structures associated with the mouth: such as
a : the manubrium of a hydrozoan
b : a rodlike organ that arises at the base of the beak in various mites and ticks

Origin and Etymology of hypostome

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + -stome (from Greek stoma mouth) — more at stomach


Medical Dictionary

hypostome

noun hy·po·stome \ ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm \

medical Definition of hypostome

: a rodlike organ that arises at the base of the beak in various mites and ticks

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