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definition of the word cephalothorax

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From the New Latin cephal, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē), head) + thorax.

Singular
cephalothorax

Plural
cephalothoraxes or cephalothoraces

cephalothorax (plural cephalothoraxes or 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 cephalothorax."

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