rhinarium

noun
rhi·​nar·​i·​um | \ rīˈna(a)rēəm \
plural rhinaria\ -​ēə \

Definition of rhinarium

1 : the lower part of the clypeus in some insects (as dragonflies)
2 : the hairless area of roughened skin at the tip of the snout of a mammal

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History and Etymology for rhinarium

New Latin, from Greek rhin-, rhis nose + New Latin -arium

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“Rhinarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhinarium. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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