Definition of paragnath in US English:

paragnath

noun

Zoology
  • 1Either of the two lobes forming the labium in many crustaceans.

  • 2Any of several hard, tooth-like projections within the pharynx of certain annelid worms.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From para- + -gnath.

Pronunciation

paragnath

/ˈparəɡnaθ/