from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, one of the pleura or pieces forming the side of a thoracic ring, especially of the mesothorax and metathorax, and often limited to the latter.


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  • Maerianum: "that segment of the post-pectus situate one on each side behind the acetabulum and parapleurum"; it supports the posterior feet: see meriaeum.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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