tergum

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noun ter·gum \ˈtər-gəm\

Definition of tergum

plural

terga

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

tergal

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Origin and Etymology of tergum

New Latin, from Latin, back


First Known Use: circa 1826


Medical Dictionary

tergum

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noun ter·gum \ˈtər-gəm\

Medical Definition of tergum

plural

terga

\-gə\play
  1. :  the dorsal part or plate of a segment of an arthropod

tergal

\-gəl\play adjective

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