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notum

[noh-tuh m] /ˈnoʊ təm/
noun, plural nota
[noh-tuh] /ˈnoʊ tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin < Greek nôton the back
Related forms
notal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for notum

notum

/ˈnəʊtəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
1.
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
Derived Forms
notal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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