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Meaning of prothorax

pro•tho•rax

Pronunciation: (prō-thôr'aks, -thōr'-), [key]
— pl. -tho•rax•es, -tho•ra•ces
  1. the anterior division of the thorax of an insect, bearing the first pair of legs.
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