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mouthpart

[mouth-pahrt] /ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt/
noun
1.
Usually, mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; mouth + part
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Examples from the web for mouthpart
  • Pull gently and carefully in a steady upward motion at the point where the tick's mouthpart enters the skin.
British Dictionary definitions for mouthpart

mouthpart

/ˈmaʊθˌpɑːt/
noun
1.
any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding
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mouthpart in Science
mouthpart
  (mouth'pärt')   
Either of the appendages occurring in pairs in insects and other arthropods that extend from the head and are used for feeding.
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