Definition of cephalothorax in English:


Line breaks: ceph¦alo|thorax
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛf(ə)ləʊˈθɔːraks
, ˌkɛf-/


  • The fused head and thorax of spiders and other chelicerate arthropods.
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    • The head and thorax are fused into a cephalothorax and may be difficult to distinguish.
    • The body is divided into a front part - the cephalothorax or prosoma, and a rear part, the abdomen or opisthosoma.
    • The cephalothorax of spiders is a sclerotized body part that does not change after the final molt.

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