Gnathite meaning

nā'thīt', năth'īt'
A jawlike appendage of an arthropod.
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A mouth appendage of an arthropod, modified for chewing.
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(zoology) Any of the mouth appendages of the Arthropoda.
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Origin of gnathite

  • Greek gnathos jaw gnathic –ite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Ancient Greek
    From Wiktionary