Definition of trophi
1 : the mouthparts of an arthropod (as an insect) including the labrum, labium, maxillae, mandibles, and hypopharynx with their appendages
2 : the masticating organs of a rotifer including the incus and the two mallei; broadly : mastax
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Origin and Etymology of trophi
New Latin, plural of trophus mouth, from Greek trophos feeder, from trephein to nourish
First Known Use: 1813See Words from the same year
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