tergite

noun
ter·​gite | \ ˈtər-ˌgīt How to pronounce tergite (audio) \

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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“Tergite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tergite. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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