alinotum
n. [L. ala, wing; Gr. noton, back]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The notal plate of the mesothorax or metathorax of winged forms.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • alinotum — /ay leuh noh teuhm, al euh /, n., pl. alinota / teuh/. the plate to which the wings are attached on the notum of an insect. [ < NL, equiv. to L al(a) ALA + i I + Gk nôton back] * * * …   Universalium

  • alinotum — ali·no·tum …   English syllables

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  • Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax …   Wikipedia

  • Notum — The notum is the dorsal portion of an insect s thoracic segment. It is typically a single large sclerite. It can be further divided into the alinotum which bears the wings and the postnotum which bears the phragma. In most winged insects, the… …   Wikipedia

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