Definition of Hypostome

1. n. The lower lip of trilobites, crustaceans, etc.



Definition of Hypostome

1. Noun. (anatomy) An appendage on the mouth of some insects and arachnids ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypostome

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hypostome

1. The lower lip of trilobites, crustaceans, etc. Origin: NL. Hypostoma, fr. Gr. Beneath + mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypostome

hypostatise
hypostatization
hypostatizations
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hypostatized
hypostatizes
hypostatizing
hyposterna
hyposternum
hyposthenia
hypostheniant
hyposthenic
hyposthenuria
hypostoma
hypostomatic
hypostome (current term)
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hypostomia
hypostosis
hypostrophe
hypostrophes
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hypostyptic
hyposulfite
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hyposulfurous
hyposulfurous acid
hyposulphate

Literary usage of Hypostome

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1906)
"The hypostome is in close contact with the mandibles, and ie dragged into the wound formed by the latter. Once it has entered it secures a firm hold by ..."

2. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1902)
"The size of the hypostome undoubted depends to a great extent on the size of the polyp, and both are probably important factors in determining the number of ..."

3. A Monograph of the British Carboniferous Trilobites by Henry Woodward (1884)
"3, represents a detached glabella of this species, with a hypostome lying close to its ... hypostome.—The anterior border of the hypostome measures 7 mm. ..."

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