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cephalothorax

[ sef-uh-loh-thawr-aks, -thohr- ]
/ 藢s蓻f 蓹 lo蕣藞胃蓴r 忙ks, -藞胃o蕣r- /
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noun, plural ceph路a路lo路tho路rax路es, ceph路a路lo路tho路ra路ces [sef-uh-loh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-]. /藢s蓻f 蓹 lo蕣藞胃蓴r 蓹藢siz, -藞胃o蕣r-/. Zoology.
the anterior part of the body in certain arachnids and crustaceans, consisting of the coalesced head and thorax.
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Origin of cephalothorax

First recorded in 1825鈥35; cephalo- + thorax

OTHER WORDS FROM cephalothorax

ceph路a路lo路tho路rac路ic [sef-uh-loh-thuh-ras-ik], /藢s蓻f 蓹 lo蕣 胃蓹藞r忙s 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalothorax

cephalothorax
/ (藢s蓻f蓹l蓹蕣藞胃蓴藧r忙ks) /

noun plural -raxes or -races (-r蓹藢si藧z)
the anterior part of many crustaceans and some other arthropods consisting of a united head and thorax

Derived forms of cephalothorax

cephalothoracic (藢s蓻f蓹l蓹蕣胃蓹藞r忙s瑟k), adjective
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Scientific definitions for cephalothorax

cephalothorax
[ s臅f鈥采-l蓹-th么r膬ks鈥 ]

The combined head and thorax of arachnids, such as spiders, and of many crustaceans, such as crabs.
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