pereion

[ puh-rahy-on, -rey-, -ree- ]
/ pəˈraɪ ɒn, -ˈreɪ-, -ˈri- /

noun, plural pe·rei·a [puh-rahy-uh, -rey-uh, -ree-uh] /pəˈraɪ ə, -ˈreɪ ə, -ˈri ə/.

(in a crustacean) the thorax.

Origin of pereion

1850–55; < New Latin, representing Greek peraiôn (present participle of peraioûn to carry about, transport); so called from the location of the legs on the thorax
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