Sentence Examples


  • In most insects that feed by suction the mandibles are modified.
  • Biting mandibles; second maxillae completely fused.
  • Uzel, with the majority of students, regards the paired organs as mandibles and the unpaired as an epipharynx.
  • The actual piercing organs are the mandibles, while the upper lip or labrum forms a sucking tube.
  • The maxillae are not piercing organs, and their function is to protect the mandibles and labrum and separate the hairs or feathers of the host.