n. [Gr. mesos, middle; basis, bottom; sternon, chest]
1. The basisternum of the mesothorax.
2. In Diptera, maybe separated from the mesofurcasternum by a secondary line of inflection; see furcasternum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mesopleurosternal suture — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, the external groove between the meskatepisternum and the mesobasisternum, or mesosternum when the mesobasisternum is not distinguishable; the pleurosternal suture …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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