noun, plural pro·no·ta [proh-noh-tuh] /proʊˈnoʊ tə/.
Examples from the Web for pronotum
Transverse sulci: the transverse grooves of pronotum in many Orthoptera.
Body smooth, margin of the pronotum sinuous, scarcely constricted; anterior lobe lined with little tubercles.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The pronotum extends back to the wing-bases, and the “waist” is greatly constricted and marked by one or two “nodes.”
Pronotal carina: in Orthoptera, the main or median carina on pronotum.
Posterior lateral margins: in Orthoptera, extend from base of pronotum downward to the posterior angle of sides.