Definition of metascutellum in US English:

metascutellum

noun

Entomology
  • The scutellum of the metathorax of an insect.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alpheus Packard (1839–1905). From meta- + scutellum.

Pronunciation

metascutellum

/ˌmɛtəskjuːˈtɛləm/