pronotum

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

the dorsal sclerite of the prothorax of an insect.

Nearby words

  1. pronghorn,
  2. pronomial,
  3. pronominal,
  4. pronominalize,
  5. pronormoblast,
  6. pronoun,
  7. pronounce,
  8. pronounced,
  9. pronouncement,
  10. pronto

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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