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prosoma

[proh-soh-muh] /proʊˈsoʊ mə/
noun, plural prosomas, prosomata
[proh-soh-muh-tuh] /proʊˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
an anterior body region, especially the arthropod cephalothorax.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin; see pro-2, -soma
Related forms
prosomal, adjective
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  • There is a pair of compound eyes dorso-laterally on the prosoma.
British Dictionary definitions for prosoma

prosoma

/prəʊˈsəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
(zoology) the head and thorax of an arachnid
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