Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The segment of an insect's body to which the wings are attached; the thorax or mesosoma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The segment of the body of an insect to which the wings are attached; the thorax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The segment of the posterior thorax of an insect to which the wings and two posterior pairs of legs are attached.

Etymologies

Latin ala wing + truncus trunk. (Wiktionary)

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