tergite

noun
ter·gite | \ˈtər-ˌgīt \

Definition of tergite 

: the dorsal plate or dorsal portion of the covering of a metameric segment of an arthropod especially : one on the abdomen

First Known Use of tergite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tergite

New Latin tergum

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