hypostome

noun

hy·​po·​stome ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm How to pronounce hypostome (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + -stome (from Greek stoma mouth) — more at stomach entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypostome was circa 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Hypostome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypostome. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypostome

noun
hy·​po·​stome ˈhī-pə-ˌstōm How to pronounce hypostome (audio)
: a rodlike organ that arises at the base of the beak in various mites and ticks
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