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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Origin and Etymology of mastax
New Latin, from Greek, mouth, jaws; akin to Greek masasthai to chew
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