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prothorax

[ proh-thawr-aks, -thohr- ]
/ pro蕣藞胃蓴r 忙ks, -藞胃o蕣r- /
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noun, plural pro路tho路rax路es, pro路tho路ra路ces [proh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-]. /pro蕣藞胃蓴r 蓹藢siz, -藞胃o蕣r-/.
the anterior division of the thorax of an insect, bearing the first pair of legs.
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Origin of prothorax

From New Latin, dating back to 1820鈥30; see origin at pro-1, thorax

OTHER WORDS FROM prothorax

pro路tho路rac路ic [proh-thaw-ras-ik, -thoh-], /藢pro蕣 胃蓴藞r忙s 瑟k, -胃o蕣-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prothorax

prothorax
/ (pr蓹蕣藞胃蓴藧r忙ks) /

noun plural -thoraxes or -thoraces (-藞胃蓴藧r蓹藢si藧z)
the first segment of the thorax of an insect, which bears the first pair of walking legsSee also mesothorax, metathorax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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