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[oz-mi-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌɒz mɪˈtɪər i əm/
noun, plural osmeteria [oz-mi-teer-ee-uh] /ˌɒz mɪˈtɪər i ə/ (Show IPA)
a glandular process on the first thoracic segment of many caterpillars that emits a noxious odor to ward off predators.
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