tergum

noun
ter·​gum | \ ˈtər-gəm How to pronounce tergum (audio) \
plural terga\ ˈtər-​gə How to pronounce tergum (audio) \

Definition of tergum

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

Other Words from tergum

tergal \ ˈtər-​gəl How to pronounce tergum (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tergum. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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tergum

noun
ter·​gum | \ ˈtər-gəm How to pronounce tergum (audio) \
plural terga\ -​gə How to pronounce tergum (audio) \

Medical Definition of tergum

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

Other Words from tergum

tergal \ -​gəl How to pronounce tergum (audio) \ adjective

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