mesopostnotum
n. [Gr. mesos, middle; L. post, after; Gr. notos, back]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The postnotum of the mesothorax; see metapostnotum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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