Definition of prepectus
: the anterior marginal sclerite of the episternum of an insect; especially : such a sclerite of the mesepisternum of some hymenopterons
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of prepectus
New Latin, from pre- + pectus
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up prepectus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).