ali·​trunk | \ ˈāləˌtrəŋk, ˈal- \
plural -s

Definition of alitrunk

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

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First Known Use of alitrunk

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alitrunk

ali- + trunk

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“Alitrunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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