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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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It is extruded through a spinneret in its mouthpart and the continuous thread is used to form a cocoon.
Insects evolved diverse mouthpart types during ~400 million years of evolution which allowed them to conquer many food recourses.
Morphology and innervation of mouthpart sensilla in larvae of the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.
The apex of the rostrum shows two mandibles vertically with hinge joints (jaw-like structure) and labium in the mouthpart (Fig 1A).
This connection between mouthpart morphology and specific food types is incredibly pronounced in class insecta [1].
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.
Research on Bionic Injector Based on Insect Piercing-sucking Mouthpart [D], Jilin University, 6.
Mouthpart-atlas of Arctic sympagic amphipods--trophic niche separation based on mouthpart morphology and feeding ecology.
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).
2003) and their impact on tadpole mouthparts, data relating feeding kinematics of tadpoles with deformed or missing keratinized mouthparts are relevant in assessing the effect mouthpart abnormalities have on overall larval survival.