Definition of camerostome in English:

camerostome

(also camarostome, camerastome, camarastome)

noun

Zoology
  • In chelicerate arthropods: a sclerite that overhangs the mouth, usually formed from the fused coxae of the pedipalps.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From French camerostome, irregularly from classical Latin camera + ancient Greek στόμα mouth.

Pronunciation

camerostome

/ˈkam(ə)rəstəʊm/