metathorax

noun meta·tho·rax \ ˌme-tə-ˈthȯr-ˌaks \

Definition of metathorax

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

metathoracic

play \ˌme-tə-thə-ˈra-sik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of metathorax

New Latin


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