Portion of the mouthparts of acarines; composed of fused coxae of pedipalps.
Hy'po·stome Hy*pos'to*ma noun [ New Latin hypostoma , from Greek 'ypo` beneath + ... mouth.] (Zoology) The lower lip of trilobites, crustaceans, etc.
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• (n.) Alt. of Hypostoma
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[tick] The hypostome (also called the maxilla, radula, or labium) is a calcified harpoon-like structure near the mouth area of certain parasitic arthropods including ticks, that allows them to anchor themselves firmly in place on a host mammal while sucking blood. This mechanism is normally so strong that removal of a lodged tick requires t...
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In zoology, the hypostome can refer to structures in distinct animal groups: ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pō-stōm Definitions: 1. The central unpaired holdfast organ of the tick capitulum; the hypostome is covered with recurved spines that enable it to serve as an anchoring device while the tick feeds.
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In ticks, the median ventral dart-like mouthpart that is immovably attached to basal part of the capittilum.
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