noun Entomology.

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

Nearby words

  1. sternberg-reed cell,
  2. sterne,
  3. sterne, laurence,
  4. sternebra,
  5. sternforemost,
  6. sternitic,
  7. sternmost,
  8. sterno,
  9. sterno-,
  10. sternoclavicular

Origin of sternite

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

Related formsster·nit·ic [ster-nit-ik] /stərˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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