metathorax

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met·a·tho·rax

 (mĕt′ə-thôr′ăks′)
n. pl. met·a·tho·rax·es or met·a·tho·ra·ces (-thôr′ə-sēz′)
The hindmost of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.

met′a·tho·rac′ic (-thə-răs′ĭk) adj.

metathorax

(ˌmɛtəˈθɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
(Zoology) 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
metathoracic adj

met•a•tho•rax

(ˌmɛt əˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-)

n., pl. -tho•rax•es, -tho•ra•ces (-ˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-)
the posterior division of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.
[1810–20]
met`a•tho•rac′ic (-θɔˈræs ɪk, -θoʊ-) adj.