Prescuta
Prescutum Pre*scu"tum, n.; pl. {Prescuta}. [NL. See {Pr[ae]-}, and {Scutum}.] (Zo["o]l.) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually small and inconspicuous. [1913 Webster]

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  • prescutum — (ˈ)prē+ noun (plural prescuta) Etymology: New Latin, from pre + scutum : the anterior piece of the dorsal part or tergum of a thoracic segment of an insect * * * /pree skyooh teuhm/, n., pl. prescuta / teuh/, prescutums. the anterior dorsal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prescutum — Pre*scu tum, n.; pl. {Prescuta}. [NL. See {Pr[ae] }, and {Scutum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually small and inconspicuous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prescutum — /pree skyooh teuhm/, n., pl. prescuta / teuh/, prescutums. the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect. [ < NL; see PRE , SCUTUM] * * * …   Universalium

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