mesopleuron
n.; pl. -ra [Gr. mesos, middle; pleuron, side]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
1. The pleuron of the mesothorax; in winged insects, composed of basalare, subalare, mesepisternum, mesepimeron and mesotrochantin.
2. In Diptera, the dorsal part of the mesepisternum; area in front of the root of the wing between the noto- and sternopleural sutures.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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