Definition of mesophragma in English:

mesophragma

noun

Entomology
  • In certain insects: an inward extension of the exoskeleton which forms a transverse partition separating the mesothorax from the metathorax.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

mesophragma

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈfraɡmə/