maxillula

noun
max·​il·​lu·​la | \ makˈsilyələ \
plural maxillulae\ -​ˌlē \

Definition of maxillula

1 : either member of the first pair of maxillae of a crustacean
2 : any of several lobes or appendages of an insect's mouthparts that may be homologous to the crustacean maxillula

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History and Etymology for maxillula

New Latin, from maxilla + -ula

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“Maxillula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maxillula. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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