Notal

notum

[noh-tuhm]
noun, plural nota [noh-tuh] .
a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek nôton the back

notal, adjective
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notum (ˈnəʊtəm)
 
n , pl -ta
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back]
 
'notal
 
adj

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