adjective me·nog·na·thous \(ˈ)me¦nägnəthəs\

Definition of menognathous

  1. :  having biting mandibles during both the larval and imaginal stages —used of various insects having a complete metamorphosis —contrasted with metagnathous

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Origin and Etymology of menognathous

2meno- + -gnathous

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