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[met-uh-thawr-aks, -thohr-] /ˌmɛt əˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-/

noun, plural metathoraxes, metathoraces
[met-uh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-] /ˌmɛt əˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
the posterior division of the of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.
noun (pl) -raxes, -races (-rəˌsiːz)
the third and last segment of an insect’s thorax, which bears the third pair of walking legs and the second pair of wings See also prothorax, mesothorax


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