Definition of metasternal in English:

metasternal

adjective

  • Entomology. Of or relating to the metasternum.

noun

  • Entomology. A metasternal gland. rare.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From meta- + sternal.

Pronunciation

metasternal

/ˌmɛtəˈstəːnl/