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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The dorsal part of a thoracic segment of an insect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, the dorsal aspect of the thorax or of any thoracic segment. The notum is divided into pronotum, mesonotum, and metanotum.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The back.

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  • noun zoology The back.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin nōtum, from Greek nōton, back.]

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From Ancient Greek.

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