mystax

noun
mys·​tax | \ ˈmiˌstaks \
plural -es

Definition of mystax

: a cluster or row of hairs above the mouth of insects (as various two-winged flies)

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History and Etymology for mystax

New Latin, from Greek (Doric) mystax upper lip, moustache

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“Mystax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mystax. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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