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

First Known Use of prosoma

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosoma

New Latin, from Greek pro- + sōma body

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