gaster

[gas-ter]
noun
(in ants, bees, wasps, and other hymenopterous insects) the part of the abdomen behind the petiole.

Origin:
1905–10; < Greek gastḗr paunch, belly

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gaster gas·ter (gās'tər)
n.
The stomach.

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Example sentences
As the ants develop, the nematodes grow and reproduce inside the ant's body, leaving eggs in the gaster.
Gaster adopted the upside-down badge and this became the tradition for each following superintendent.
The parasite thins the ant's exoskeleton, and the eggs change the gaster's color.
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