(?), n. [Pref. meta- + sternum.] 1. (Anat.) The most posterior element of the sternum; the ensiform process; xiphisternum.
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2. (Zol.) The ventral plate of the third or last segment of the thorax of insects.
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(?), } n. [NL. metastoma, from Gr. meta` behind + sto`ma mouth.] (Zol.) A median elevation behind the mouth in the arthropods.
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