Urite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Urite (Zoöl) One of the segments of the abdomen or post-abdomen of arthropods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n urite The sternite, or sternal sclerite, of any abdominal or postabdominal segment of an insect; the ventral section of any uromere; originally, the whole of any primary abdominal segment; a uromere.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Urite ū′rīt the sternite of an abdominal segment of an insect.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. tail
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. oura, a tail.

Usage

In literature:

Ignis tangentes solum urit, at forma procul astantes inflammat.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Urite: an abdominal segment and, specifically, its ventral portion.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
AZ'URITE, a blue mineral, a carbonate of copper, often occurring in crystals.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Daphnis me malus urit, ego hanc in Daphnide laurum.
"The Oxford Book of Latin Verse" by Various
Daphnis me malus urit, ego hanc in Daphnide laurum.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
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In poetry:

Urit spes animi credula mutui.—Hor.
Imitation.
Fond hope of a reciprocal desire
Inflames the breast.
"Ode, written 1739" by William Shenstone