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mx id: 600 | OBO id: HAO:0000628 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000628
metasternum
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The eusternum that is located in the metathorax.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The metasternum is a eusternum.
The metasternum is part of the cuticle. The metasternum is part of the metapectus. The metasternum is part of the thoracic sternum.

Label usage (sensu)
metasternum by Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
Comments and tags
comment added over 8 years ago by Istvan Miko
The metasternum is fused with the metapleuron in all Hymenoptera.
  Reference: None provided.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
Sternum of the metathorax, which is mostly concealed under the bases of the metacoxae and metasoma.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 9 years ago by Istvan Miko
The sternum of the metathorax, usually invaginated and not visible but sometimes used as a general term for the ventral surface of the metathorax.
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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