mouthpart

noun mouth·part \ ˈmau̇th-ˌpärt \
Updated on: 21 Mar 2018

Definition of mouthpart

: a structure or appendage near the mouth (as of an insect) especially when adapted for use in gathering or eating food

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First Known Use of mouthpart

1799

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mouthpart

noun mouth·part \ ˈmau̇th-ˌpärt \

medical Definition of mouthpart

: a structure or appendage near the mouth especially of an insect

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