metasoma

noun meta·so·ma

Definition of metasoma

  1. :  the hind region of the body of some invertebrates; especially :  such a region that cannot be readily analyzed into its primitive segmentation (as in some mollusks and arachnids)

metasomal

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of metasoma

New Latin, from meta- + -soma


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