prescutum

[ pree-skyoo-tuh m ]
/ priˈskyu təm /

noun, plural pre·scu·ta [pree-skyoo-tuh] /priˈskyu tə/, pre·scu·tums.

the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect.

Origin of prescutum

From New Latin; see origin at pre-, scutum
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