Dictionary

tergum

noun ter·gum \ˈtər-gəm\
plural ter·ga \-gə\

Definition of TERGUM

:  the dorsal part or plate of a segment of an arthropod
ter·gal \-gəl\ adjective

Origin of TERGUM

New Latin, from Latin, back
First Known Use: circa 1826

tergum

noun ter·gum \ˈtər-gəm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ter·ga \-gə\

Medical Definition of TERGUM

:  the dorsal part or plate of a segment of an arthropod
ter·gal \-gəl\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: -teriaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tergiverseAll Words Near: tergum
April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears