gnathite


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gna·thite

 (nā′thīt′, năth′īt′)
n.
A jawlike appendage of an arthropod.

[Greek gnathos, jaw; see gnathic + -ite.]

gnathite

(ˈneɪθaɪt; ˈnæθ-)
n
(Zoology) zoology an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart
[C19: from Greek gnathos jaw]