noun ter·gite \ˈtər-ˌgīt\

Definition of TERGITE

:  the dorsal plate or dorsal portion of the covering of a metameric segment of an arthropod; especially :  one on the abdomen

Origin of TERGITE

New Latin tergum
First Known Use: 1868


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