Definition of mandibulate in US English:



Anatomy Zoology
  • See mandible

    • ‘Yet the actual morphology of mandibles is very different, a result of distinct mandibulate and haustellate modifications.’
    • ‘Insects are mandibulate, not chelicerate arthropods, like spiders.’
    • ‘In addition, we have been studying the orthologous genes in the red flour beetle, which has relatively unspecialized mandibulate mouthparts.’
    • ‘In mandibulate development, which is considered to be the ancestral form, the labial and maxillary appendages develop along similar if not identical paths producing articulated appendages.’
    • ‘Delayed induced effects have been studied almost exclusively with mandibulate insects.’