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mesothorax

Syllabification: mes·o·tho·rax
Pronunciation: /ˌmezōˈTHôraks
 
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Definition of mesothorax in English:

noun (plural mesothoraxes or mesothoraces /-ˈTHôrəˌsēz/)

Entomology
The middle segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the forewings or elytra.
Example sentences
  • For this purpose a paper flag, made from a small piece of white cardboard is glued to the dorsum of the mesothorax in about vertical direction.
  • We compared the extent of pruinescence on the head, pterothorax (fused mesothorax and metathorax), and abdominal segments 1 to 10 between males of the two species.
  • Tufted is a classical Drosophila mutant characterized by a large number of ectopic mechanosensory bristles on the dorsal mesothorax.

Derivatives

mesothoracic

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Pronunciation: /-THəˈrasik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Females then actively collect pollen from the newly mature anthers and pack it into special structures on their mesothoracic sternites, while the wingless males tunnel back through the fig wall.
  • I removed both of the mesothoracic wings from the bodies of the females that had given or received significantly high rates of biting.
  • The postmating harm treatments used were ablation of a mesothoracic leg, ablation of an antenna, ablation of a wing, puncture of the abdomen, and puncture of the thorax.

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