notum

noun

no·​tum ˈnō-təm How to pronounce notum (audio)
plural nota ˈnō-tə How to pronounce notum (audio)
: the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek nōton back

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of notum was in 1877

Cite this Entry

“Notum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notum. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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