paragnath

noun par·ag·nath \ˈparə̇gˌnath\

Definition of paragnath

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one of a pair of foliose lobes of the metastoma lying behind the mandibles in most crustaceans

  2. 2 :  one of the paired lobes of the hypopharynx in various insects

  3. 3 :  one of the small horny toothlike jaws of various annelids

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Origin and Etymology of paragnath

International Scientific Vocabulary 1para- + Greek gnathos jaw — more at gnath-


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