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Definitions for prothorax
proʊˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-; -ˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-pro·tho·rax

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prothorax(noun)

    the anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs

Wiktionary

  1. prothorax(Noun)

    The anterior part of the insect thorax; it carries the first pair of legs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prothorax(noun)

    the first or anterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illusts. of Butterfly and Coleoptera

    Etymology: [Pref. pro- + thorax.]

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  1. Prothorax

    The prothorax is the foremost of the three segments in the thorax of an insect, and bears the first pair of legs. Its principal sclerites are the pronotum, the prosternum, and the propleuron on each side. The prothorax never bears wings in extant insects, though some fossil groups possessed wing-like projections. All adult insects possess legs on the prothorax, though in a few groups the forelegs are greatly reduced. In many groups of insects, the pronotum is reduced in size, but in a few it is hypertrophied, such as in all beetles, in which the pronotum is expanded to form the entire dorsal surface of the thorax, and most treehoppers, in which the pronotum is expanded into often fantastic shapes that enhance their camouflage or mimicry. Similarly, in the Tetrigidae, the pronotum is extended backward to cover the flight wings, supplanting the function of the tegmina.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prothorax

    prō-thō′raks, n. the anterior segment of the thorax of insects.—adj. Prothorac′ic (-ras-).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prothorax in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prothorax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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