- the anterior part of the body in certain arachnids and crustaceans, consisting of the coalesced head and thorax.
Origin of cephalothorax
Examples from the Web for cephalothorax
Historical Examples of cephalothorax
The abdomen is longer than the cephalothorax and as wide or wider.
The abdomen is as wide as the cephalothorax and a little longer.
The abdomen is a little longer and wider than the cephalothorax (fig. 131).
The cephalothorax is a little narrower behind than it is in crocata.
The cephalothorax and legs to the end of the tibia are black.
- the anterior part of many crustaceans and some other arthropods consisting of a united head and thorax
Word Origin and History for cephalothorax
- The combined head and thorax of arachnids, such as spiders, and of many crustaceans, such as crabs.