Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A special plate situated on the sides of the mesothorax and metathorax of certain insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A special plate situated on the sides of the mesothorax and metathorax of certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, the third one of the three sclerites into which each pleuron, right and left, or lateral segment of each thoracic somite, is divisible, the first and second of these sclerites being respectively the episternum and the epimeron.
  • n. In ornithology, the scapular and adjoining feathers of the wing.

Etymologies

New Latin. See para-, and pteron. (Wiktionary)

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