Cephalothorax



the anterior part of the body in certain arachnids and crustaceans, consisting of the coalesced head and thorax.
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noun (pl) -raxes, -races (-rəˌsiːz)
the anterior part of many crustaceans and some other arthropods consisting of a united head and thorax
n.

1829, from cephalo- + thorax. Perhaps from French or German.
cephalothorax
(sěf’ə-lə-thôr’āks’)
The combined head and thorax of arachnids, such as spiders, and of many crustaceans, such as crabs.

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