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- n. One of the segments of the abdomen or postabdomen of arthropods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the segments of the abdomen or post-abdomen of arthropods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sternite, or sternal sclerite, of any abdominal or postabdominal segment of an insect; the ventral section of any uromere; originally, the whole of any primary abdominal segment; a uromere.
Ancient Greek οὐρά (oura, "tail") + -ite. (Wiktionary)