Definition of alitrunk in English:

alitrunk

noun

Biology
  • The mesosoma of a hymenopterous insect, especially an ant, consisting of the thorax and the propodeum fused together.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From classical Latin āla wing + trunk after French tronc alifère.

Pronunciation

alitrunk

/ˈalɪtrʌŋk/