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me•tag•na•thous



Pronunciation: (mu-tag'nu-thus), [key]
adj.
1. Ornith.having the tips of the mandibles crossed, as the crossbills.
2. Entomol.having biting mouthparts in the larval stage and sucking mouthparts in the adult stage.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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