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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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metathoraxthe posterior of the three thoracic segments in insects, bearing the third pair of jointed legs and the hind pair of wings.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005