prosomata

prosoma

[proh-soh-muh]
noun, plural prosomas, prosomata [proh-soh-muh-tuh] . Zoology.
an anterior body region, especially the arthropod cephalothorax.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see pro-2, -soma

prosomal, adjective
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prosoma (prəʊˈsəʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
zoology the head and thorax of an arachnid

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