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metathorax

(mĕt′ə-thôr′ăks′)
n. pl. meta·thoraxes or meta·thoraces (-thôr′ə-sēz′)
The hindmost of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.

met′a·tho·rac′ic (-thə-răs′ĭk) adj.
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metathorax

the posterior of the three thoracic segments in insects, bearing the third pair of jointed legs and the hind pair of wings.
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