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prothorax

prothorax

noun pro·tho·rax \(ˌ)prō-ˈthr-ˌaks\

Definition of PROTHORAX

:  the anterior segment of the thorax of an insect — see insect illustration

Origin of PROTHORAX

New Latin prothorac-, prothorax, from 1pro- + thorax
First Known Use: 1826

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