acrosternite


acrosternite
n. [Gr. akros, tip; sternon, chest]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
That part of the narrow marginal flange anterior to the antecosta of a definitive sternal plate, including the preceding primary intersegmental sclerotization; normally found on abdominal sterna, but absent on thoracic sterna.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • acrosternite — ac·ro·ster·nite …   English syllables

  • acrosternite — ˌakrōˈstərˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: acr + sternite : the precostal lip of the sternum of a typical segment of an arthropod …   Useful english dictionary

  • acro- — ♦ Élément, du gr. akros « qui est à l extrémité ». ⇒ACRO , élément préf. Élément préf. d orig. gr. entrant dans la compos. de termes sc. (en partic. de biol.) et marquant une relation avec les extrémités (les mains, les pieds, le sommet de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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