pro sterna

prosternum

[proh-stur-nuhm]
noun, plural prosterna [proh-stur-nuh] , prosternums.
the ventral sclerite of the prothorax of an insect.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin; see pro-1, sternum

prosternal, adjective
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prosternum (prəʊˈstɜːnəm)
 
n , pl -na, -nums
the sternum of the prothorax of an insect

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