ali·​no·​tum | \ ˌāləˈnōtəm, ˌal- \
plural alinota\ -​tə \

Definition of alinotum

: the dorsal plate of the thoracic exoskeleton of a winged insect to which the wings are attached

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First Known Use of alinotum

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alinotum

New Latin, from ali- + notum

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“Alinotum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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