Definition of Sternite

1. n. The sternum of an arthropod somite.



Definition of Sternite

1. Noun. The ventral plate of each segment of an arthropod ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sternite

1. a somitic sclerite [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sternite

sternal
sternally
sternbergite
sterncastle
sterncastles
sterndrive
sterndrives
sternebra
sternebrae
sternebral
sterned
sterner
sternest
sternforemost
sterning
sternite (current term)
sternites
sternly
sternman
sternmost
sternness
sternnesses
sterno-
sternochondroscapulares
sternochondroscapularis
sternocleid
sternocleido mastoideus
sternocleidomastoid
sternocleidomastoid muscle
sternocleidomastoid vein

Literary usage of Sternite

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The second of the sclerites forming a sternite is smaller than the first, ... It is for this reason that the sternite of the second subsegment has been ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"The basal plates of the comb, representing the second sternite, have the shape of ... The next or third sternite (usually called the first) is the longest. ..."

3. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"The sternite of the second segment (ie, first sternite) in the male bears one ... The seventh sternite in the female bears two long and some short hairs. ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1908)
"The basal sternite has no bristles, apart from a ventral pair of short ones. The sternites of segments three to sixth have on each side a row of three or ..."

5. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"The ninth and tenth tergites of the male are partially fused and are together only as wide as the ninth sternite. The latter has a terminal plate attached ..."

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