mastax

noun mas·tax \ˈmaˌstaks\

Definition of mastax

plural

-es

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

  2. 2 :  the lore of a bird

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Origin and Etymology of mastax

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


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