Definition of Mouthpart

1. Noun. Any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding.

Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member



Definition of Mouthpart

1. Noun. (context: usually in plural) An appendage-like structure on the outside of an insect's or other arthropod's mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mouthpart

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mouthpart

mouthfull
mouthfuls
mouthguard
mouthguards
mouthier
mouthiest
mouthily
mouthiness
mouthing
mouthing off
mouthless
mouthlike
mouthline
mouthlines
mouthly
mouthpart (current term)
mouthparts
mouthpiece
mouthpieces
mouths
mouths off
mouthsful
mouthward
mouthwards
mouthwash
mouthwashes
mouthwatering
mouthwateringly
mouthy
mouton

Literary usage of Mouthpart

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1. The Principles of Agriculture Through the School and the Home Garden by Cyril Adelbert Stebbins (1913)
"(3) To know that the insect with a sucking mouthpart must be sprayed directly. The elementary school is not the place to teach facts regarding the Plum ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"and the reduction of the mouthpart region. The pronotum (fr.) has pushed forward until its anterior margin lies over the first maxilla. ..."

3. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1899)
"In the following account of the mouthparts of the Nematocera, that nomenclature of parts is used which represents the interpretation of the mouthpart ..."

4. Black Ants And Buddhists: Thinking Critically And Teaching Differently in ...by Mary Cowhey by Mary Cowhey (2006)
"It was shiny black, with a long swordlike mouthpart. We were in the middle of math when he came in. I brought the insect around from table to table as the ..."

5. The Principles of Agriculture Through the School and the Home Garden by Cyril Adelbert Stebbins (1913)
"(3) To know that the insect with a sucking mouthpart must be sprayed directly. The elementary school is not the place to teach facts regarding the Plum ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"and the reduction of the mouthpart region. The pronotum (fr.) has pushed forward until its anterior margin lies over the first maxilla. ..."

7. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1899)
"In the following account of the mouthparts of the Nematocera, that nomenclature of parts is used which represents the interpretation of the mouthpart ..."

8. Black Ants And Buddhists: Thinking Critically And Teaching Differently in ...by Mary Cowhey by Mary Cowhey (2006)
"It was shiny black, with a long swordlike mouthpart. We were in the middle of math when he came in. I brought the insect around from table to table as the ..."

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