Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the parts of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, especially a part or an organ adapted to a specific way of feeding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An appendage-like structure on the outside of an insect's or other arthropod's mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding

Etymologies

From mouth + part. (Wiktionary)

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