omostegite definition

  • noun:
    • The an element of the carapace of a crustacean situated behind the cervical groove.
    • The an element of the carapace of a crustacean situated behind the cervical groove.
    • That an element of the carapace of a crustacean which takes care of the thorax; a posterior division of the carapace, by any means distinguished from the anterior unit or cephalostegite. See slices under Daphnia and Apus.
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