mouth hook


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

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mouth hook was in 1935

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“Mouth hook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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