Definition of metapleuron in US English:

metapleuron

noun

Zoology
  • Entomology. The lateral wall of the metathorax of an insect.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Maunder (1785–1849), compiler of reference works. From meta- + pleuron.

Pronunciation

metapleuron

/ˌmɛtəˈplʊərɒn/