mouthparts
A collective term for the appendages around the mouth which are concerned with feeding: mandibles, maxillae and maxillipeds [Warner, 1977].
All cephalothoracic limbs involved with feeding: mandibles through to third maxillipeds [Poore, 2004].
Appendages associated with the buccal frame [Ingle, 1983].
Mandibles, maxillae, and maxillipeds; used for obtaining, handling, and processing food [Butler, T.H.].
(Class Ostracoda):
Appendage closely associated with mouth. Includes paired mandibles, maxillules, maxillae, and maxillipeds as well as unpaired labrum and labium [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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