Definition of Metathorax

1. n. The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.



Definition of Metathorax

1. Noun. The hindmost of the three sections of the thorax of an insect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metathorax

1. [n -RAXES or -RACES]

Medical Definition of Metathorax

1. The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. Origin: NL., cf. F. Metathorax. See Meta-, and Thorax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metathorax

metatherian
metatherians
metatheses
metathesiophobia
metathesis
metathesize
metathesized
metathesizes
metathesizing
metathetic
metathetical
metathetically
metathinking
metathoraces
metathoracic
metathorax (current term)
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metathought
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metatitanic
metatitanic acid
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metatranscriptomics
metatroph
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metatropic

Literary usage of Metathorax

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"THE SEGMENTS OF THE THORAX The prothorax, the mesothorax, and the metathorax.—The thorax is the second or intermediate region of the body; it is the region ..."

2. Synopsis of American Wasps by Henri de Saussure, Edward Norton (1875)
"Hab. The temperate part of Mexico. Oriental Cordillera (Sumichrast). B. metathorax armed superiorly with two tubercles, sometimes very small. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1897)
"Cheeks separated from face by a deep furrow; metathorax at base with 3 or 5 ... metathorax not as »hove 17. 17. Vertex open above ami without transverse ..."

4. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia by Entomological Society of Philadelphia (1865)
"Comes very near to Say'* description of A. bicolor. but the wings of the present species have a fuscous cloud, and the metathorax is very finely sculptured ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1906)
"First abdominal segment closely punctured, rugae of metathorax irregular ... Ckll. Hase of metathorax without such enclosure 11. 11. Base of metathorax with ..."

6. The Entomologist's Text Book: An Introduction to the Natural History by John Obadiah Westwood (1838)
"124, T 3), the metathorax is reduced in size, and this is more especially the case in Diptera, (see fig. 126, T 3); but in the parasitic Strepsiptera, ..."

7. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1904)
"The subsegments are not very clearly marked, there appear to be 5 each to the meso- and metathorax and S to the abdominal segments. Second instar(July i8th, ..."

8. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1908)
"Ilead distinctly, densely, and finely punctured ; metathorax with three areas, ... metathorax gradually sloping with a triangular area : that is to say, ..."

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