mandibulate

mandibulate

[man-dib-yuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective
1.
having mandibles.
noun
2.
Entomology. a mandibulate arthropod of the subphylum Mandibulata, including water fleas, fairy shrimp, millipedes, and centipedes.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin mandibulātus having mandibles. See mandible, -ate1

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mandible (ˈmændɪbəl)
 
n
1.  See jaw the lower jawbone in vertebrates
2.  either of a pair of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods that are usually used for biting and crushing food
3.  ornithol either the upper or the lower part of the bill, esp the lower part
 
[C16: via Old French from Late Latin mandibula jaw, from mandere to chew]
 
mandibular
 
adj
 
mandibulate
 
n, —adj

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