metathorax

noun
meta·​tho·​rax | \ ˌme-tə-ˈthȯr-ˌaks How to pronounce metathorax (audio) \

Definition of metathorax

: the posterior segment of the thorax of an insect — see insect illustration

Other Words from metathorax

metathoracic \ ˌme-​tə-​thə-​ˈra-​sik How to pronounce metathorax (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metathorax

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metathorax

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“Metathorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metathorax. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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