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Meaning of PRESCUTUM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*scu"tum\, n.; pl. {Prescuta}. [NL. See {Pr[ae]-},
and {Scutum}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or
tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is usually
small and inconspicuous.

 

 

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