n. [L. inter, between; Gr. sternon, chest]
An intersegmental sclerite, located on the ventral side of the thorax; the spinasternum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • intersternite — in·ter·sternite …   English syllables

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  • spinasternum — n. [L. spina, thorn; sternum, breast plate] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An instersegmental sclerite of the thoracic venter bearing a spina, associated with or united with the sternal sclerite immediately anterior to it; the intersternite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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