noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sternon chest Date: 1868 the ventral part or shield of a somite of an arthropod; especially the chitinous plate that forms the ventral surface of an abdominal or occasionally a thoracic segment of an insect

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  • Sternite — Ster nite, n. [From {Sternum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The sternum of an arthropod somite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sternite — ● sternite nom masculin Partie ventrale de chacun des anneaux de chitine des arthropodes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sternite —   [zu Sternum], Singular Sternit der, s, Zoologie: Sklerit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sternite — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Sternal plastron, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] A calcified plate on the ventral side of a segment between the bases of the appendages. [Warner, 1977] A segment of the ventral wall of the thorax [Ingle, 1983]. One of five… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Sternite — Der Ausdruck Sternum (von griechisch sternon: Brust) bezeichnet bei Insekten den ventralen (bauchseitigen) zwischen den beiden Pleuren liegenden Teil eines Körpersegments. Jeder sekundär vom Sternum abgegrenzte sklerotisierte (erhärtete) Bezirk… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sternite — Sclérite Carapace d un Penaeus Les sclérites sont les plaques de chitine formant l exosquelette des arthropodes. Ces pièces sont appelées : tergites sur le dos de l animal, pleurites sur le flanc de l animal, sternites sur la partie ventrale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sternite — n. [Gr. sternon, chest] (ARTHROPODA) The main ventral sclerite of a somite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sternite — sternitic /steuhr nit ik/, adj. /sterr nuyt/, n. Entomol. a sclerite of the sternum of an insect, esp. a ventral sclerite of an abdominal segment. [1865 70; STERN + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternite — noun The ventral plate of each segment of an arthropod …   Wiktionary

  • sternite — (stèr ni t ) s. f. Pièce de l armure génitale femelle des insectes …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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