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Any of the parts of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod, especially a part or an organ used for a specific way of feeding.
(Zoology) any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding
Usu., mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.
Either of the appendages occurring in pairs in insects and other arthropods that extend from the head and are used for feeding.