adjective Date: 1826 of or relating to the prothorax

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  • Prothoracic — Pro tho*rac ic, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the prothorax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prothoracic — See prothorax. * * * …   Universalium

  • prothoracic — pro·thoracic …   English syllables

  • prothoracic — |prō+ adjective Etymology: New Latin prothorac , prothorax + English ic : of or relating to the prothorax …   Useful english dictionary

  • prothoracic gland — prothoracic gland. См. проторакальная железа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • prothoracic gland — noun Date: 1887 one of a pair of thoracic endocrine organs in some insects that control molting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prothoracic bristle — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, a bristle above each of the front coxae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prothoracic glands — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Specialized endocrine glands of larvae consisting of a pair of diffused glands at the back of the head, the thorax, or at the base of the labium producing the molting hormone (ecdysone); usually breakdown after the final… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prothoracic shield — see cervical shield …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prothoracic gland — either of a pair of endocrine glands in the anterior thorax of some insects, functioning to promote the series of molts from hatching to adulthood. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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