mesanepisternum
n. [Gr. mesos, middle; ana, up; epi, on; sternon, chest]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
1. In Diptera, the upper area of the mesepisternum separated from the meskatepisternum by the mesanapleural suture; sometimes divided into anterior and posterior by anepisternal cleft; the anepisternum.
2. In Odonata, the anepisternum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mesanapleural suture — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, a suture between the mesanepisternum and the meskatepisternum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mesepisternum — n.; pl. sterna [Gr. meros, middle; epi, on; sternum, chest] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. The area of the mesopleuron anterior to the mesopleural suture; sometimes divided into an upper mesanepisternum and a lower meskatepisternum; the episternum of… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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