n. [L. spina, thorn; sternum, breast plate]
An instersegmental sclerite of the thoracic venter bearing a spina, associated with or united with the sternal sclerite immediately anterior to it; the intersternite.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • intersternite — n. [L. inter, between; Gr. sternon, chest] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An intersegmental sclerite, located on the ventral side of the thorax; the spinasternum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • poststernellum — see spinasternum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spina — n.; pl. spinae [L. spina, thorn] 1. A spine. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. The medium apodemal process of the spinasternum. b. The medium apodeme …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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