opisthosoma

noun

opis·​tho·​so·​ma
əˌpisthəˈsōmə
plural opisthosomata
: the posterior portion of the body of an arthropod especially when unsegmented or when the segmentation is obscured

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from opisth- + -soma

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“Opisthosoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthosoma. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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