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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In crustaceans: The part of the side of a somite external to the basal joint of each appendage.
  • n. In insects: The lateral piece behind the episternum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the side-pieces in the segment of an arthropod or articulate animal.

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