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Definition of "stipes" []

  • The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean. (noun)
  • Botany A stalklike support or structure; a stipe. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stipes" in a sentence
  • "The striped edition celebrates the 5th anniversary of Senseo: the stipes are the bar code and the different colours represent the different editions."
  • "Obama and his parade of loonies (Biden) and fools (Pelosi & Reid) are showing their true radical stipes."
  • "The makers, Adidas have their logo in the top centre of the chest and their three stipes running down each sleeve, both in white."