Metathorax

The last division of the thorax of insects, bearing the second pair of wings and the third pair of legs (see mesothorax).
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Metathorax

The metathorax is the posterior of the three segments in the thorax of an insect, and bears the third pair of legs. Its principal sclerites (exoskeletal plates) are the metanotum (dorsal), the metasternum (ventral), and the metapleuron (lateral) on each side. The metathorax is the segment that bears the hindwings in most winged insects, though som...
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metathorax

The second segment of the thorax after the prothorax, and posterior to the mesothorax.
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Metathorax

• (n.) The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.
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metathorax

(from the article `lepidopteran`) ...bears the first pair of legs and a pair of respiratory openings (spiracles). The much larger mesothorax bears the second pair of legs, a second ...
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Metathorax

Met`a·tho'rax noun [ New Latin : confer French métathorax . See Meta- , and Thorax .] (Zoology) The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera .
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Metathorax

The 3rd and last segment of the thorax.
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Metathorax

The 3rd and last segment of the thorax.
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metathorax

the back segment of the three segments of an insect's thorax
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metathorax

the third (last) segment of the thorax from the head, abbreviated as T3.
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Metathorax

the third or last segment of the thorax bearing the third or hind pair of legs and the second pair of wings
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Metathorax

the third thoracic segment which bears the hind legs and second pair of wings. The metathorax is variable in structure: it may be distinct from the mesothorax, it may be closely united with the mesothorax or in some species it may appear as part of the abdomen. See prothorax.
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metathorax

third and last segment of the thorax
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