trophi

plural noun tro·phi \ˈtrōˌfī\

Definition of trophi

  1. 1 :  the mouthparts of an arthropod (as an insect) including the labrum, labium, maxillae, mandibles, and hypopharynx with their appendages

  2. 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: 1813


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