articulamentum

noun ar·tic·u·la·men·tum \ärˌtikyələˈmentəm\

Definition of articulamentum

plural

articulamenta

\-tə\
  1. :  the inner layer of a plate of a chiton projecting anteriorly and articulating with the plate in front — compare tegumentum

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Origin and Etymology of articulamentum

New Latin, from Latin, articulation of the limbs, joint, from articulare to divide into joints + -mentum -ment — more at articulate


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