Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the side-pieces in the segment of an arthropod or articulate animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun In crustaceans: The part of the side of a somite external to the basal joint of each appendage.
  • noun In insects: The lateral piece behind the episternum.

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