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From Latin ala (wing) + truncus (trunk).


alitrunk (plural alitrunks)

  1. (zoology) The segment of an insect's body to which the wings are attached; the thorax or mesosoma.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alitrunk in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)