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mouth·part

 (mouth′pärt′)
n.
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.

mouthpart

(ˈmaʊθˌpɑːt)
n
(Zoology) any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are specialized for feeding

mouth•part

(ˈmaʊθˌpɑrt)

n.
Usu., mouthparts. the appendages surrounding or associated with the mouth of arthropods.
[1790–1800]

mouth·part

(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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Noun1.mouthpart - any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feedingmouthpart - any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
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Entomologist Joseph Dickens and his colleagues in the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory discovered that a taste receptor located on a mosquito mouthpart is sensitive to DEET.
Most true bugs, such as spittlebugs and aphids, use this tough mouthpart to pierce plants and drink their sap or other juices.
Research on Bionic Injector Based on Insect Piercing-sucking Mouthpart [D], Jilin University, 6.
Parasitic nematodes have a specialized mouthpart called a stylet that allows them to pierce their prey in order to extract nutrients (though the size of the stylet varies between the different parasitic nematode genera).
Intraoperatively, the tick was alive, its abdomen was distended, and its mouthpart was embedded in the tympanic membrane near the umbo.
No animals were dissected to identify deformities of the mouth or internal organs and no tadpoles were assessed for mouthpart abnormalities or other deformities.
04:15 VIDEOGRAPHY AND THE INVESTIGATION OF FUNCTIONAL MOUTHPART MORPHOLOGY IN LARVAL CHIRONOMUS RIPARIUS (DIPTERA: CHIRONOMIDAE).
The scale uses its piercing-sucking mouthpart, known as a stylet, to penetrate the thin bark of the beech, and then it feeds on the living cells within.
Their long proboscis, or mouthpart, makes them important pollinators, since many plants may only be pollinated by hawkmoths.
The study found that, unlike other African hooved mammals living in the same areas as zebras, zebra hair is shorter than the mouthpart length of biting flies, so zebras may be particularly susceptible to annoyance by biting flies.
In the mouthpart tests, taste nerves in honeybees and buff-tailed bumblebees showed no jolt of reaction to three neonicotinoid pesticides, says Geraldine Wright of Newcastle University in England.
A wet sippy cup mouthpart was left on each surface including a high chair, tile floor, carpet, countertop and table, for 5 seconds.