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Meaning of metagnathous

me•tag•na•thous

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