plural tagmata
: a compound body section of an arthropod resulting from embryonic fusion of two or more somites (as the cephalothorax of a spider) or consisting of two or more distinguishable segments (as the thorax of an insect)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek tagma arrangement, order, row, from tassein, tattein to arrange

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“Tagma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagma. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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