tergum









tergum


noun, plural ter·ga [tur-guh] /ˈtɜr gə/. Zoology.

  1. the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod.

noun plural -ga (-ɡə)

  1. a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropodCompare sternum (def. 3)

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