propygidium

noun
pro·​pygidium | \ ˌprō+ \

Definition of propygidium

: the dorsal plate of the segment that precedes the pygidium in beetles and some other insects

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History and Etymology for propygidium

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + pygidium

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“Propygidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propygidium. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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