Definition of pars pro toto in English:

pars pro toto

noun

formal
  • A part or aspect of something taken as representative of the whole:

    [mass noun] ‘the magical law of pars pro toto’
    [count noun] ‘this description is simply by way of a pars pro toto referring to the most important part’

Origin

Latin, literally part on behalf of the whole.

Pronunciation:

pars pro toto

/ˌpɑːz prəʊ ˈtəʊtəʊ/