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stipes

[stahy-peez] /ˈstaɪ piz/
noun, plural stipites
[stip-i-teez] /ˈstɪp ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Zoology. the second joint in a maxilla of crustaceans and insects.
2.
Botany, Mycology. a stipe.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin stīpes; see stipe
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stipes

/ˈstaɪpiːz/
noun (zoology) (pl) stipites (ˈstɪpɪˌtiːz)
1.
the second maxillary segment in insects and crustaceans
2.
the eyestalk of a crab or similar crustacean
3.
any similar stemlike structure
Derived Forms
stipiform (ˈstaɪpɪˌfɔːm), stipitiform (ˈstɪpɪtɪˌfɔːm) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin; see stipe
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