mouth hook

noun

Definition of mouth hook

: one of a pair of hooked larval mouthparts of some dipteran flies that function as jaws

First Known Use of mouth hook

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Mouth hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouth%20hook. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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