Definitions for: Prothorax


[n] the anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*tho"rax, n. [Pref. pro- + thorax.] (Zo["o]l.)
The first or anterior segment of the thorax in insects. See
Illusts. of Butterfly and Coleoptera.

See Also: thorax


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