Meaning of pretarsus in English:

pretarsus

(also praetarsus)

Pronunciation /ˌpriːˈtɑːsəs/

adjective

Zoology
  • The terminal part of the limb of chelicerate and mandibulate arthropods.

    In insects it comprises either a single claw or a pair of claws, generally with one or more lobe-like structures below or between them.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Midland Naturalist. From pre- + tarsus, after German Praetarsus.