Definition of mouthpart in English:
noun(usually mouthparts) Zoology
Any of the appendages, typically found in pairs, surrounding the mouth of an insect or other arthropod and adapted for feeding.
- Crustacea are characterized by two pairs of antennae, three pairs of mouthparts, and a special type of larvae called the nauplius.
- No bigger than an apple seed, the bedbug is descended from plant-feeding insects that evolved skin-piercing mouthparts for sucking up blood.
- The clearest examples are certain mosquito species in which the mouthparts of males are adapted for drinking nectar and those of females for imbibing blood.
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