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n. pl. no·ta (-tə)
The dorsal part of a thoracic segment of an insect.

[New Latin nōtum, from Greek nōton, back.]


n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Zoology) a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
[C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back]
ˈnotal adj


(ˈnoʊ təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
a dorsal plate of the thorax of an insect.
[1875–80; < New Latin < Greek nôton the back]
no′tal, adj.
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