mesothorax

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mes·o·tho·rax

 (mĕz′ə-thôr′ăks′, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mes·o·tho·rax·es or mes·o·tho·ra·ces (-thôr′ə-sēz′)
The middle of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the middle pair of legs and the first pair of wings.

mes′o·tho·rac′ic (-thə-răs′ĭk) adj.

mesothorax

(ˌmɛsəʊˈθɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
(Zoology) the middle segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of walking legs and the first pair of wings. See also prothorax, metathorax
mesothoracic adj

mes•o•tho•rax

(ˌmɛz əˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -tho•rax•es, -tho•ra•ces (-ˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-)
the middle segment of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the second pair of legs and the first pair of wings.
[1820–30]
mes`o•tho•rac′ic (-θɔˈræs ɪk) adj.