n. [Gr. gnathos, jaw; stegos, roof]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
One of a pair of plates covering the mouth parts.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Gnathostegite — Gna*thos te*gite, n. [Gr. gna qos the jaw + ? a roof.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a pair of broad plates, developed from the outer maxillipeds of crabs, and forming a cover for the other mouth organs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnathostegite — gna·thos·te·gite …   English syllables

  • gnathostegite — nəˈthästəˌjīt noun ( s) Etymology: gnath + stegite : one of a pair of broad plates that are developed from the outer maxillipeds of some crustaceans (as crabs) and that serve to cover the other mouthparts …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… …   Wiktionary

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