[noh-tuh m]
noun, plural no·ta [noh-tuh] /ˈnoʊ tə/.
  1. a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.

Origin of notum

1875–80; < New Latin < Greek nôton the back
Related formsno·tal, adjective

nota bene

[noh-tah be-ne; English noh-tuh bey-nee, ben-ee, bee-nee]
  1. note well; take notice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the plural of notum

nota bene

  1. note well; take noteAbbreviation: NB, N.B., nb, n.b.


noun plural -ta (-tə)
  1. a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
Derived Formsnotal, adjective

Word Origin for notum

C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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Word Origin and History for nota

nota bene

"mark well, observe particularly," c.1721, from Latin nota, second person singular imperative of notare "to mark" (see note (v.)) + bene "well" (see bene-). Often abbreviated N.B.

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