gnathite


gnathite

gnathite [ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Anatomy.

  1. any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.

Origin of gnathite 1865–70; Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ite1 Examples from the Web for gnathite Historical Examples of gnathite

  • Gnathite: a jaw or jaw-like appendage; in the plural, the mouth parts.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • British Dictionary definitions for gnathite gnathite noun

    1. zoology an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart

    Word Origin for gnathite C19: from Greek gnathos jaw

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