mandibulata definition

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    • In entomology
    • in a few methods, a primary team or unit of Insecta, containing those insects whose mouth-parts are mandibulate or masticatory, as distinguished from those which have a similar parts haustellate or suctorial, the former being fitted for biting, the latter for drawing: against Haustellata. Westwood called the exact same unit Dacnostomata.
    • A division of Anoplura, including mandibulate lice, while the bird-lice or Mallophaga.
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