metathorax


meta·tho·rax

noun \ˌme-tə-ˈthr-ˌaks\

Definition of METATHORAX

:  the posterior segment of the thorax of an insect — see insect illustration
meta·tho·rac·ic \ˌme-tə-thə-ˈra-sik\ adjective

Origin of METATHORAX

New Latin
First Known Use: 1817

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