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A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain insects.
<entomology> A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain insects. ... Origin: Epi- + pharynx. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
• (n.) A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain insects.
(from the article `insect`) ...In the primitive bloodsucking flies (e.g., the horsefly Tabanus) the mandibles and maxillae form serrated blades that cut through the skin and ...
Type: Term Pronunciation: ep′i-far′ingks Synonyms: nasopharynx
A component of many insect mouth-parts which is attached to the posterior surface of the labrum or clypeus
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