Definition of metasternum in English:

metasternum

noun

  • Entomology. The sternum of the metathorax of an insect.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

metasternum

/ˌmɛtəˈstəːnəm/