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prescutum

[pree-skyoo-tuh m]
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noun, plural pre·scu·ta [pree-skyoo-tuh] /priˈskyu tə/, pre·scu·tums.
  1. the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect.
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Origin of prescutum

From New Latin; see origin at pre-, scutum
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