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- n. The middle part of the body, or tagma, of arthropods whose body is composed of three parts (the other two being the prosoma and the metasoma), bearing the legs and (in winged insects) the wings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In lamellibranchiate mollusks, a middle region of the body, which gives rise to the foot and is situated between the prosoma and the metasoma.
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The mesosoma is also markedly different from the worker mants with its brightly patterned striations.