labrum

[ ley-bruh m, lab-ruh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF labrum
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It will be remembered that the labrum is provided with a groove.

They make the puncture and are interlocked with the labrum to form a sucking tube.

The labrum is considered by some authorities to be the hypopharynx.

There are teeth on each side of the central notch of the labrum.

The labrum or upper-lip is fulvous; and the antenn are piceous.

Yet this labrum is a large marble vessel seven feet in diameter.

The labrum, or upper lip, is separated by a deep suture from the clypeus, and is trapezoidal in form.

Labrum (fig. 3) very broad and extensive, flattened, pale in color, the anterior margin with about two sense-organs.

Labial lobes large, oval, contiguous with one another, at the tip of the labrum.

The calidarium had the labrum at one end, and the alveus was in one side of the room.

WORD ORIGIN

lip or lip-like part, 1816, in various anatomical and zoological uses, from Latin labrum, cognate with labium "lip" (see lip (n.)). Also noted mid-15c. as the name of some herb.

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