hypostome

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

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

First Known Use of hypostome

circa 1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypostome

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

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The first known use of hypostome was circa 1862

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“Hypostome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypostome?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=h&file=hypost07. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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hypostome

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

Medical Definition of hypostome

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

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