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metathorax

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noun meta·tho·rax \ˌme-tə-ˈthȯr-ˌaks\

Definition of metathorax

  1. :  the posterior segment of the thorax of an insect — see insect illustration

meta·tho·rac·ic play \ˌme-tə-thə-ˈra-sik\ adjective


Origin of metathorax

New Latin


First Known Use: 1817


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