mesothorax

noun
me·​so·​tho·​rax | \ ˌme-zə-ˈthȯr-ˌaks How to pronounce mesothorax (audio) , ˌmē-, -sə- \

Definition of mesothorax

: the middle of the three segments of the thorax of an insect — see insect illustration

First Known Use of mesothorax

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesothorax

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“Mesothorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesothorax. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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