Definition of metathorax in English:

metathorax

noun

Biology
  • The posterior segment of the thorax of an insect, bearing the hind wings.

    • ‘As an indication of more extreme transformations, the frequency of the presence of sternopleural bristles on the proximal lateral prothorax and metathorax was also calculated.’
    • ‘We compared the extent of pruinescence on the head, pterothorax (fused mesothorax and metathorax), and abdominal segments 1 to 10 between males of the two species.’
    • ‘Most praying mantids have a single midline ear in the ventral metathorax.’
    • ‘The meso- and metathorax lose rigidity and detach.’

Pronunciation:

metathorax

/ˌmedəˈTHôraks/