Definition of metanotum in US English:

metanotum

noun

Entomology
  • The tergum of the metathorax of an insect.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Shuckard (?1803–1868), entomologist. From German Metanotum from meta- + ancient Greek νῶτον. See note on parallel formations s.v. mesonotum.

Pronunciation

metanotum

/mɛtəˈnəʊtəm/