[ noh-tuhm ]
/ ˈnoʊ təm /
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 notumnotal, adjective
Words nearby notum
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Example sentences from the Web for notum
Prae-scutum: the first of the four divisions of the notum of the thoracic rings.
Ut orbi Christiano notum fieret eos in omnibus fidei capitibus consentire.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Episternum: the anterior and larger lateral thoracic sclerite between the sternum and notum.
British Dictionary definitions for notum
/ (ˈnəʊtəm) /
noun plural -ta (-tə)
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
Derived forms of notumnotal, adjective
Word Origin for notum
C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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