n. [Gr. gaster, stomach; theke, case]
Part of the theca or pupa case surrounding the abdomen; see somatotheca.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • somatotheca — n. [Gr. soma, body; theke, case] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Area of pupa covering the abdominal rings; see gasterotheca …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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