propodeum

noun pro·po·de·um \-ēəm\
variants: less commonly

propodeon

\-ēən\

Definition of propodeum

plural

propodeums

also

propodea

\-ēə\
  1. :  the part of the thorax of a hymenopteran that lies immediately over and partly surrounding the insertion of the petiole of the abdomen and represents a basal abdominal segment which has become fused with the thorax

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Origin and Etymology of propodeum

propodeum from New Latin, alteration of propodeon, from 1pro- + podeon; propodeon from New Latin


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