antesternite


antesternite
n. [L. ante, before; Gr. sternon, breastbone]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The anterior ventral plate or spicule; basisternum; eusternum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • basisternum — n. [L. basis, base; sternum, breastbone] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) That part of a thoracic sternum anterior to the sternacostal suture and/or the sternal apophyses; sternannum; antesternite; see furcasternum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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