metastoma

noun
me·​tas·​to·​ma | \ mə̇ˈtastəmə, -ˈtaas- \
plural metastomata\ ˌmetəˈstōmətə \

Definition of metastoma

: a median platelike process behind the mouth in crustaceans and related arthropods

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History and Etymology for metastoma

New Latin, from meta- + Greek stoma mouth

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“Metastoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metastoma. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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