mandibulate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a mandible or mandibles.
    • supplied with mandibles adjusted for biting, as numerous bugs.
    • Provided with mandibles adapted for biting, as numerous insects.
    • having mandibles
  • noun:
    • An insect having mandibles.
    • An insect having mandibles
    • An insect having mandibles.
    • A mandibulate pest, as a beetle.
  • others:
    • In entomology
    • Having mandibles, and so capable bite, as an insect; of or related to the Mandibulata: distinguished from haustellate or suctorial.
    • Masticatory, while the jaws of an insect.
    • Having a reduced jaw, as the majority of vertebrates: in opposition to emandibulate.

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