Definition of tritocerebrum in English:


Line breaks: trito|cere¦brum
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪtə(ʊ)ˈsɛrɪbrəm

noun (plural tritocerebra /-brə/)

The third and hindmost segment of an insect’s brain.
More 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.

Definition of tritocerebrum in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up