prosoma

noun pro·so·ma \ (ˌ)prō-ˈsō-mə \

Definition of prosoma

:the anterior region of the body of an invertebrate (such as an arachnid) especially when the segmentation is suppressed or obscured; especially :cephalothorax

Origin and Etymology of prosoma

New Latin, from Greek pro- + sōma body


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