follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

gnathite

[ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt] /ˈneɪ θaɪt, ˈnæθ aɪt/
noun, Anatomy
1.
any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gnathite

gnathite

/ˈneɪθaɪt; ˈnæθ-/
noun
1.
(zoology) an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart
Word Origin
C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gnathite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gnathite

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gnathite