mastax

noun
mas·​tax | \ ˈmaˌstaks\
plural -es

Definition of mastax

1 : the pharynx of a rotifer usually containing several horny pieces most commonly consisting of an incus and mallei
2 : the lore of a bird

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History and Etymology for mastax

New Latin, from Greek, mouth, jaws; akin to Greek masasthai to chew

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