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noun (pl=cephalothoraxes, pl2=cephalothoraces)
  1. (anatomy) The fused head and thorax of spiders and crustaceans.
    • 1874 CE: T. De Witt Talmage, Around the tea-table
    • : "Come in!" says the gray spider to the house-fly; "I have entertained a great many flies. I have plenty of room, fine meals and a gay life. ... Philosophers have written volumes about my antennae and ."
Translations: 
  • French: céphalothorax
  • German: Kopfbruststí¼ck
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From the cephal, from the - (kephalo-), from (kephal, meaning head), from the (PIE.) root ghebh-el-; + thorax.


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