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(Science: zoology) The front median plate of the labium in insects. See Labium.

Origin: L, chin.

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Insects' mouthparts

... and sucking type and the role of maxillary palps in the licking one. Moreover, I have two books that bear opposite opinions on origin of praementum, mentum, submentum and hypopharynx. In the first one there is written that praementum only bears glossae, paraglossae and labial palps, mentum ...

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by SU_reptile
Tue May 02, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insects' mouthparts
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