proctiger

noun

proc·​ti·​ger
ˈpräktəjə(r)
plural -s
: the conical reduced terminal abdominal segment of an insect in which the anus is located

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from proct- + -ger -gerous

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“Proctiger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proctiger. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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