pronotum

[ proh-noh-tuhm ]
/ proʊˈnoʊ təm /

noun, plural pro·no·ta [proh-noh-tuh]. /proʊˈnoʊ tə/.

the dorsal sclerite of the prothorax of an insect.

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Origin of pronotum

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at pro-1, notum
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British Dictionary definitions for pronotum

pronotum
/ (prəʊˈnəʊtəm) /

noun

the notum of the prothorax of an insect

Word Origin for pronotum

C19: pro- ² + notum
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