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sternite

[stur-nahyt] /ˈstɜr naɪt/
noun, Entomology
1.
a sclerite of the sternum of an insect, especially a ventral sclerite of an abdominal segment.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; stern- + -ite1
Related forms
sternitic
[ster-nit-ik] /stərˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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