sclerite

noun
scler·​ite | \ ˈskler-ˌīt How to pronounce sclerite (audio) \

Definition of sclerite

: a hard chitinous or calcareous plate, piece, or spicule (as of the arthropod integument)

First Known Use of sclerite

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Sclerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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