noun, plural pronota [proh-noh-tuh] .
the dorsal sclerite of the prothorax of an insect.

1830–40; < Neo-Latin; see pro-1, notum Unabridged
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pronotum (prəʊˈnəʊtəm)
the notum of the prothorax of an insect
[C19: pro-² + notum]

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Example sentences
Body short and stocky, reddish brown with a brown line on head and pronotum.
Pronotum broad, basal margin sinuate, without any impressions.
Pronotum wide, convex, with transverse and longitudinal furrows basally.
Lateral carinae of pronotum cut by one or two sulci.
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