Definition of Cephalothorax

1. n. The anterior portion of any one of the Arachnida and higher Crustacea, consisting of the united head and thorax.



Definition of Cephalothorax

1. Noun. (anatomy) The fused head and thorax of spiders and crustaceans. ¹

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Definition of Cephalothorax

1. [n -THORAXES or -THORACES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalothorax

cephalosporin resistance
cephalosporinase
cephalosporins
cephalostat
cephalostatin
cephalostatins
cephalostyle
cephalothin
cephalothins
cephalothoraces
cephalothoracic
cephalothoracopagus
cephalothoracopagus asymmetros
cephalothoracopagus disymmetros
cephalothoracopagus monosymmetros
cephalothorax (current term)
cephalothoraxes
cephalotome
cephalotomes
cephalotomies
cephalotomy
cephalotoxin
cephalotribe
cephalotribes
cephalotripsies
cephalotripsy
cephalous
cephalæa
cepham

Literary usage of Cephalothorax

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1. British Oribatidæ by Albert Davidson Michael (1884)
"The cephalothorax is usually divided, somewhat in front of the middle, by a more or less distinct line, which bears a decided analogy to the cervical groove ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"cephalothorax and abdomen, from above and behind. Fig. 34. cephalothorax ... Fore-right view of portion of cephalothorax and falces, showing Fig. 46. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Ocular area occupying nearly one half of cephalothorax; as wide in front as behind ... 'Ocular area less than one half of cephalothorax, rather wider behind ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1893)
"The mandibles have a long stylet, which is divided into two parts ; the cephalothorax is a little narrower in front than behind ; the eyes, ..."

5. Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"In the group of Harvest-men the cephalothorax is not jointed ; the abdomen is short and thick, and the maxillary palpi end in a simple claw; the mandibles ..."

6. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1878)
"In the group of Harvest-men the cephalothorax is not jointed ; the abdomen is short and thick, and the maxillary palpi end in a simple claw ; the mandibles ..."

7. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"cephalothorax OF PIRATA head-region, where there is also a central pale stripe (Fig. 725). ... B. cephalothorax less than one twelfth inch in length. ..."

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