gnathite [ney-thahyt, nath-ahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Anatomy.
- any of the mouth appendages of an insect or other arthropod.
Origin of gnathite 1865–70; Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ite1 Examples from the Web for gnathite Historical Examples of gnathite
Gnathite: a jaw or jaw-like appendage; in the plural, the mouth parts.
John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for gnathite gnathite noun
- zoology an appendage of an arthropod that is specialized for grasping or chewing; mouthpart
Word Origin for gnathite C19: from Greek gnathos jaw