from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hindmost of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hindmost of the three sections of the thorax of an insect
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of coleoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, the third and last segment of the thorax, succeeding the mesothorax, preceding the abdomen, and bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings
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