prescutum (plural prescuta)
- (zoology) The first of the four pieces composing the dorsal part, or tergum, of a thoracic segment of an insect.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 prescutum in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)