a sclerite of the sternum of an insect, especially a ventral sclerite of an abdominal segment.
- ster·nit·ic [ster-nit-ik], /stərˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use sternite in a sentence
Urite, ū′rīt, n. the sternite of an abdominal segment of an insect.
A pair of dorso-ventral muscles passing from tergite to sternite in each segment.The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell
These elements are a central piece or sternite, and a lateral field on each side bearing the leg-rudiment.
They do not long persist in the embryo, but disappear, and the area each one occupied becomes part of the sternite.