Entomology. the anterior portion of a pleuron.
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How to use episternum in a sentence
The episternum (fig. 30, A, 10) is a thin almost circular plate of cartilage much of which remains hyaline.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
This plate is called the episternum, and its stalk the omosternum.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
In IIIa, the episternum (a) and epimeron (b) are slightly separated.
episternum: the anterior and larger lateral thoracic sclerite between the sternum and notum.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
In Man and in the Mole the paired nature of the episternum is clearly apparent.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for episternum
the manubrium of the sternum in mammals
another name for interclavicle
- episternal, adjective
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