episternum

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ep·i·ster·num

 (ĕp′ĭ-stûr′nəm)
n. pl. ep·i·ster·nums, or ep·i·ster·na (-nə)

episternum

(ˌɛpɪˈstɜːnəm)
n, pl -na (-nə)
1. (Zoology) the manubrium of the sternum in mammals
2. (Zoology) another name for interclavicle
ˌepiˈsternal adj
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maura-group are characterized by the following: humeral, intrahumeral and posthumeral bristles absent, legs devoid of distinct bristles, hind marginal bristles on abdomen absent, prothoracic episterna and whole presternum covered with fine hairs and a distinct sensory pit below prothoracic spiracle (Chvala 2005).
6A); episterna and epimera well defined on thoracic segments (Figs 2A, 4A), hyperpleural lobes large and posteriorly rounded (Figs 4A, 6A); meso- and metasternal spines well defined, short and slender (Fig.