Mesosternum
Mesosternum Mes`o*ster"num, n. [Meso- + sternum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The middle portion, or body, of the sternum. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The ventral piece of the middle segment of the thorax in insects. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mesosternum — Thorax de l insecte Anatomie d une mouche tsé tsé : en bleu : le thorax …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mésosternum — Thorax de l insecte Anatomie d une mouche tsé tsé : en bleu : le thorax …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mesosternum — n. [Gr. mesos, middle; sternon, breast] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In some Decapoda Brachyura, the median plate of the sternum. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, the ventral part of the mesothorax; between the fore and mid coxae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mesosternum — noun a) The middle portion, or body, of the sternum. b) The ventral piece of the middle segment of the thorax …   Wiktionary

  • mesosternum — SYN: body of sternum. [meso + G. sternon, chest] * * * me·so·ster·num .mez ə stər nəm, .mēz , .mēs , .mes n, pl ster·na nə GLADIOLUS * * * meso·ster·num (mez″o ) (me″zo sturґnəm) corpus sterni …   Medical dictionary

  • mesosternum — Median plate arising from sternum in many brachyurans [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Median plate of sternum in some brachyruan decapods [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On underside of cephalothorax in crab like (brachyuran) decapod, median… …   Crustacea glossary

  • mesosternum — meso·sternum …   English syllables

  • mesosternum — |me]zō, |mē], ]sō+ noun (plural mesosterna) Etymology: New Latin, from mes + sternum 1. : gladiolus 3 2. : the ventral piece of the mesothorax in insects …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternum — /sterr neuhm/, n., pl. sterna / neuh/, sternums. 1. Anat., Zool. a bone or series of bones extending along the middle line of the ventral portion of the body of most vertebrates, consisting in humans of a flat, narrow bone connected with the… …   Universalium

  • Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax …   Wikipedia

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