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  • n. An internal dorsal chitinous process between the first two divisions of the thorax of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An internal dorsal chitinous process between the first two divisions of the thorax of insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, a transverse internal plate which, in many Coleoptera, descends from the anterior margin of the mesoscutellum, between the mesothorax and the metathorax, serving for the attachment of internal organs. It probably corresponds to the mesoscutum.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek before + fence, screen. (Wiktionary)

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