prothoracic gland

noun

Definition of prothoracic gland

: one of a pair of thoracic endocrine organs in some insects that control molting

First Known Use of prothoracic gland

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Prothoracic gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prothoracic%20gland. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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