- the anterior part of the body in certain arachnids and crustaceans, consisting of the coalesced head and thorax.
Origin of cephalothorax
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- the anterior part of many crustaceans and some other arthropods consisting of a united head and thorax
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Word Origin and History for cephalothoracic
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- Relating to the head and the chest.
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- The combined head and thorax of arachnids, such as spiders, and of many crustaceans, such as crabs.
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