tergum

noun
ter·​gum | \ˈtər-gəm \
plural terga\ ˈtər-​gə \

Definition of tergum 

: the dorsal part or plate of a segment of an arthropod

Other Words from tergum

tergal \ ˈtər-​gəl \ adjective

First Known Use of tergum

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tergum

New Latin, from Latin, back

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tergum

noun
ter·​gum | \ˈtər-gəm \
plural terga\ -​gə \

Medical Definition of tergum 

: the dorsal part or plate of a segment of an arthropod

Other Words from tergum

tergal \ -​gəl \ adjective

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