Definition of paragnath
1 : one of a pair of foliose lobes of the metastoma lying behind the mandibles in most crustaceans
2 : one of the paired lobes of the hypopharynx in various insects
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
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