Pa*rag"na*thus\, n.; pl. Paragnathi. [NL. See Para-, and Gnathic.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the two lobes which form the lower lip, or metastome, of Crustacea. (b) One of the small, horny, toothlike jaws of certain annelids.
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