- a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.
Origin of notum
1875–80; < New Latin < Greek nôton the back
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Ut orbi Christiano notum fieret eos in omnibus fidei capitibus consentire.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
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Episternum: the anterior and larger lateral thoracic sclerite between the sternum and notum.
Prae-scutum: the first of the four divisions of the notum of the thoracic rings.
- a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back