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notum

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

1875–80; <New Latin <Greek nôton the back

OTHER WORDS FROM notum

notal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for notum

notum
/ (ˈnəʊtəm) /

noun plural -ta (-tə)
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect

Derived forms of notum

notal, adjective

Word Origin for notum

C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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