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

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

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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]

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