Definition of Prothorax

1. Noun. The anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs.

Generic synonyms: Thorax



Definition of Prothorax

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

Definition of Prothorax

1. Noun. (entomology) The anterior part of the insect thorax; it carries the first pair of legs ¹

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Definition of Prothorax

1. [n -RAXES or -RACES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prothorax

prothetely
prothetic
prothonotarial
prothonotaries
prothonotary
prothonotary warbler
prothonotary warblers
prothonotaryship
prothonotaryships
prothoraces
prothoracic
prothoracic gland
prothoracicotropic
prothoracicotropic hormone
prothoracicotropic hormones
prothorax (current term)
prothoraxes
prothrombin
prothrombin accelerator
prothrombinase
prothrombins
prothrombotic
prothyalosome
prothyl
prothyls
prothétique
protiated
protic
protide
protides

Literary usage of Prothorax

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"Black shining, base of antennae and feet ferruginous, elytra slightly iridescent, margin brown ; prothorax with the lateral bead brown, feebly narrowed ..."

2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1892)
"Anterior part of prothorax produced superiorly in an angle or compressed process ... prothorax at least tri-carinate on back, middle carina sometimes ..."

3. Catalogue of the Specimens of Heteropterous-Hemiptera in the Collection of by Francis Walker (1873)
"-i—»• First joint of the antennae shorter than the prothorax, rarely nearly equal to it in length. •M- prothorax broader in front than behind. ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1897)
"prothorax nearly quadrate, or else more or less rounded or ... Hind angles of prothorax prolonged 3. Hind angles not prolonged , 16. 3. ..."

5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1896)
"prothorax extremely finely punctured. D. prothorax without longitudinal basal E. Punctures in the elytral stria' coarse F. Antenn;i' reaching considerably ..."

6. Suggestions for the Sanitary Drainage of Washington City by George Edwin Waring (1883)
"Antenna 10-jointed ; prothorax with well-marked basal lines extending half the ... Antennae 11-jointed ; prothorax with a curved lino running each side from ..."

7. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1900)
"7—Second antenna! joint subequal in length to the third, both elongate ; base of the prothorax transverse and rectilinear or very feebly arcuate 8 Second ..."

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