metathorax

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

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of metathorax

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metathorax

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