metathorax definition

  • noun:
    • The hindmost associated with the three divisions of thorax of an insect, bearing the next pair of legs while the second couple of wings.
    • The hindmost regarding the three parts of the thorax of an insect
    • the final or posterior section of the thorax in pests. See Illust. of coleoptera.
    • In entomology, the next and final section of this thorax, succeeding the mesothorax, preceding the stomach, and bearing the 3rd pair of feet and also the second couple of wings

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