Definition of pretarsus in US English:

pretarsus

(also praetarsus)

adjective

Zoology
  • The terminal part of the limb of chelicerate and mandibulate arthropods.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Midland Naturalist. From pre- + tarsus, after German Praetarsus.

Pronunciation

pretarsus

/ˌpriːˈtɑːsəs/