Postscutellum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Postscutellum (Zoöl) The hindermost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of an insect; the plate behind the scutellum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postscutellum In entomology, the fourth and last of the sclerites into which the pronotum, mesonotum, and metanotum of insects are severally typically divisible, situated behind the scutellum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Post-, and Scutellum

Usage

In literature:

Metapnystega: that circular area of metanotum behind the postscutellum.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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