ac·​ro·​ter·​gite | \ ˌa-krō-ˈtər-ˌjīt\
plural -s

Definition of acrotergite

: the precostal sector of the typical dorsal plate of a segment of an arthropod

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First Known Use of acrotergite

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrotergite

acr- + tergite

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