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prescutum

[pree-skyoo-tuh m] /priˈskyu təm/
noun, plural prescuta
[pree-skyoo-tuh] /priˈskyu tə/ (Show IPA),
prescutums.
1.
the anterior dorsal sclerite of a thoracic segment of an insect.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see pre-, scutum
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