gnathastegite

Gnathastegite

Gna*thas"te*gite\, n. [Gr. ? the jaw + ? a roof.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a pair of broad plates, developed from the outer maxillipeds of crabs, and forming a cover for the other mouth organs.
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