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mesothorax

[ mez-uh-thawr-aks, -thohr-, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ 藢m蓻z 蓹藞胃蓴r 忙ks, -藞胃o蕣r-, 藢m蓻s-, 藢mi z蓹-, -s蓹- /
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noun, plural mes路o路tho路rax路es, mes路o路tho路ra路ces [mez-uh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]. /藢m蓻z 蓹藞胃蓴r 蓹藢siz, -藞胃o蕣r-, 藢m蓻s-, 藢mi z蓹-, -s蓹-/.
the middle segment of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of legs and the first pair of wings.
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Origin of mesothorax

First recorded in 1820鈥30; meso- + thorax

OTHER WORDS FROM mesothorax

mes路o路tho路rac路ic [mez-uh-thaw-ras-ik, -thoh-, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-], /藢m蓻z 蓹 胃蓴藞r忙s 瑟k, -胃o蕣-, 藢m蓻s-, 藢mi z蓹-, -s蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mesothorax

mesothorax
/ (藢m蓻s蓹蕣藞胃蓴藧r忙ks) /

noun plural -raxes or -races (-r蓹藢si藧z)
the middle segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of walking legs and the first pair of wingsSee also prothorax, metathorax

Derived forms of mesothorax

mesothoracic (藢m蓻s蓹蕣胃蓴藧藞r忙s瑟k), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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