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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.
The major event observed with pb-GAL4 during the prepupal stage important for mouthpart development was the fusion of the labial imaginal discs, which was associated with strong expression of pb-GAL4 (Figures 2(A), 2(G), and 2(H)).
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.
From the view of bionic, imitating the structure of insect's sucking mouthparts to create a bionic needle.
The mouthparts of lysianassid amphipods are not typically adapted to algal grazing (Arndt et al., 2005).
We recognize that differences in the magnitude of mouthpart deformation may differentially impact feeding kinematics and also foraging performance.
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.
During bursts the ipsilateral antenna tapped on same side of female head and eye; the other antenna tapped on front of female head in some pairs, but contacted female only intermittently in others; male mouthparts tapped on female pronotum (or, when male was small, on her elytra) as male moved forward and backward.