noun tag·ma \ˈtagmə\

Definition of tagma



  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of tagma

New Latin, from Greek tagma arrangement, order, row, from tassein, tattein to arrange — more at tactics

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a brief usually trivial fact

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