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mouthpart

(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

any of the paired appendages in arthropods that surround the mouth and are associated with feeding.
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Surface ultrastructure of larval mouthpart sensilla of the muga silkmoth, Antheraea assamensis, an endemic species of north- east India.
Specialization of mouthparts plays a significant role in insect pest species, presumably to act as an internal/external feeder on the host.
Dickens and postdoctoral research associate Jackson Sparks are working to distinguish other receptors located on the mouthparts and legs of mosquitoes and determine their molecular genetic functions.
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The mouthparts of lysianassid amphipods are not typically adapted to algal grazing (Arndt et al.
We recognize that differences in the magnitude of mouthpart deformation may differentially impact feeding kinematics and also foraging performance.
They use their piercing-sucking mouthpart to penetrate the epithelium and suck the host blood.
The head, which includes a pair of compound eyes and mouthparts, carries antennae that can sense certain chemicals.
Chironomidae are an abundant and vital part of aquatic ecosystems worldwide and their mouthpart morphology is the only reliable way to identify most species.