[noh-tuh m]

noun, plural no·ta [noh-tuh] /ˈnoʊ tə/.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ta (-tə)

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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