Mouthpart vs Endite - What's the difference?

mouthpart | endite |


As nouns the difference between mouthpart and endite

is that mouthpart is (usually in plural) an appendage-like structure on the outside of an insect's or other arthropod's mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food while endite is one of the mouthparts of a spider or other arachnids, specifically the lobe of the palpal coxa lateral to the labium.

As a verb endite is

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mouthpart

English

(mouthparts)

Alternative forms

* mouth-part (especially historically)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (usually in plural) An appendage-like structure on the outside of an insect's or other arthropod's mouth, serving to manipulate and masticate food.
  • The fans, or brushes, create currents in the water that direct food toward the larvae’s mouthparts and help stuff the food into their deeply concealed mouths.

    endite

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the mouthparts of a spider or other arachnids, specifically the lobe of the palpal coxa lateral to the labium.
  • Verb

    (endit)
  • * 1977 , , Penguin Classics, p.365:
  • They speak of Job and his humility, / For clerics when they wish to can endite / Its praises nobly, and especially, / In men — they praise few women when they write.

    Synonyms

    * (l)