Definition of tritocerebrum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪtə(ʊ)ˈsɛrɪbrəm/

noun (plural tritocerebra /ˌtrɪtə(ʊ)ˈsɛrɪbrə/)

The third and hindmost segment of an insect’s brain.
Example sentences
  • In crustaceans, the deutocerebrum and tritocerebrum feed nerves into the primary and secondary antenna respectively.
  • Mutation and overexpression of labial result in altered homeotic gene expression in the tritocerebrum.
  • The protocerebrum possesses optic centers and optic nerves, while the tritocerebrum contains the nerves which supply the chelicerae.

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Line breaks: trito|cere¦brum

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