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metathorax

[ met-uh-thawr-aks, -thohr- ]
/ 藢m蓻t 蓹藞胃蓴r 忙ks, -藞胃o蕣r- /
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noun, plural met路a路tho路rax路es, met路a路tho路ra路ces [met-uh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-]. /藢m蓻t 蓹藞胃蓴r 蓹藢siz, -藞胃o蕣r-/.
the posterior division of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.
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Origin of metathorax

First recorded in 1810鈥20; meta- + thorax

OTHER WORDS FROM metathorax

met路a路tho路rac路ic [met-uh-thaw-ras-ik, -thoh-], /藢m蓻t 蓹 胃蓴藞r忙s 瑟k, -胃o蕣-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metathorax

metathorax
/ (藢m蓻t蓹藞胃蓴藧r忙ks) /

noun plural -raxes or -races (-r蓹藢si藧z)
the third and last segment of an insect's thorax, which bears the third pair of walking legs and the second pair of wingsSee also prothorax, mesothorax

Derived forms of metathorax

metathoracic (藢m蓻t蓹胃蓴藧藞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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