Metathoracic Met`a*tho*rac"ic, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the metathorax. [1913 Webster]

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  • metathoracic — adjective see metathorax …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • metathoracic — meta·thoracic …   English syllables

  • metathoracic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at meta + adjective Etymology: New Latin metathorac , metathorax + English ic : of or relating to the metathorax …   Useful english dictionary

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