plural -s
: the portion of the insect thorax that bears the wings, in the Hymenoptera including also the first abdominal segment

Word History


ali- + trunk

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alitrunk was in 1826

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“Alitrunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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