sternite

[ stur-nahyt ]
/ ˈstɜr naɪt /

noun Entomology.

a sclerite of the sternum of an insect, especially a ventral sclerite of an abdominal segment.

Origin of sternite

First recorded in 1865–70; stern- + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM sternite

ster·nit·ic [ster-nit-ik] /stərˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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