WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tro•phi  (trōfē),USA pronunciation n.pl. [Entomol.]
  1. Insectsthe mouthparts of an insect, including the labrum, mandibles, maxillae, labium, and hypopharynx.
  • Greek trophoí, plural of trophós feeder, nurse, akin to tréphein to nourish
  • Neo-Latin trophī
  • 1820–30

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