notum [nōt′əm]
pl. nota [nōt′ə] [ModL < Gr nōton, the back]
the back or dorsal portion of an insect segment

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  • Notum — No tum, n.; pl. {Nota}. [NL., fr. Gr. nw^ton.] (Zo[ o]l.) The back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notum — The notum is the dorsal portion of an insect s thoracic segment. It is typically a single large sclerite. It can be further divided into the alinotum which bears the wings and the postnotum which bears the phragma. In most winged insects, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Notum — Der Ausdruck Notum (von griechisch noton: Rücken) bezeichnet bei Insekten den vorderen sklerotisierten (verhärteten) Teil des Tergum. Die Nota der drei Segmente des Thorax heißen von vorn nach hinten Pronotum (Vorderbrust), Mesonotum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Notum — Thorax de l insecte Anatomie d une mouche tsé tsé : en bleu : le thorax …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Notum — No|tum das; s, Nota <aus nlat. notum zu gr. nõtos »Rücken«> Rückenteil eines Insektenbrustrings in Form einer meist annähernd viereckigen Platte (Zool.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • notum — noun (plural nota) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek nōton back Date: 1877 the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • notum — n. [Gr. notos, back] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The shrimplike decapod posterior part of the dorsal carapace. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The dorsal surface of a body segment, particularly of the thoracic segment; notal adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • notum — notal, adj. /noh teuhm/, n., pl. nota / teuh/. a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect. [1875 80; < NL < Gk nôton the back] * * * …   Universalium

  • notum — Posterior part of dorsal carapace in shrimplike decapods (limited usage) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Posterior part of dorsal region of macruran decapod carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): Term occasionally applied to posterior part… …   Crustacea glossary

  • notum — no·tum (noґtəm) [Gr. nōton back] 1. back. 2. the dorsal element of each segment of an arthropod …   Medical dictionary

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