parapterum definition

  • noun:
    • a unique plate situated in the sides of mesothorax and metathorax of certain bugs.
    • an unique dish situated regarding the edges for the mesothorax and metathorax of specific insects.
    • In entomology, the third one of many three sclerites into which each pleuron, appropriate and left, or horizontal segment of each thoracic somite, is divisible, the first and second of these sclerites becoming correspondingly the episternum and the epimeron.
    • In ornithology, the scapular and adjoining feathers associated with the wing.
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