acrotergite
n. [Gr. akros, tip; L. tergum, back]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The anterior precostal part of the tergal plate of a secondary segment usually in the form of a narrow flange, varying in size or sometimes obliterated.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • acrotergite — ac·ro·ter·gite …   English syllables

  • acrotergite — ˈtərˌjīt noun ( s) Etymology: acr + tergite : the precostal sector of the typical dorsal plate of a segment of an arthropod …   Useful english dictionary

  • postnotum — n.; pl. ta [L. post, after; Gr. notum, back] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The phragma bearing plate in the dorsum of a pterothoracic segment, originating from the acrotergite of the following notum; see mesopostnotum, metapostnotum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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