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[ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt] /ˈneɪ θaɪt, ˈnæθ aɪt/

noun, Anatomy.
any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.
/ˈneɪθaɪt; ˈnæθ-/
(zoology) an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart


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