Definitions

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

  • noun Either of the two lateral portions of a body segment of an arthropod.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lateral piece, part, or aspect of the body; especially, the side of the thorax: chiefly used of invertebrates.

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

  • noun One of the sides of an animal.
  • noun One of the lateral pieces of a somite of an insect.
  • noun One of lateral processes of a somite of a crustacean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lateral sclerite of a thoracic segment of an arthropod between the tergum and the sternum

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek, side, rib.]

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