Definition of Tergum

1. n. The back of an animal.



Definition of Tergum

1. Noun. (biology) The upper or dorsal surface of an articulated animal such as an arthropod ¹

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Definition of Tergum

1. a back part of a segment of an arthropod [n -GA]

Medical Definition of Tergum

1. Origin: L, the back. The back of an animal. The dorsal piece of a somite of an articulate animal. One of the dorsal plates of the operculum of a cirriped. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tergum

tergant
tergeminate
tergeminin
tergeminous
tergiferous
tergite
tergites
tergiversate
tergiversated
tergiversates
tergiversating
tergiversation
tergiversations
tergiversator
tergiversators
tergum (current term)
terguride
terin
teriparatide
teriyaki
teriyakied
teriyakis
terlinguaite
terlipressin
term-limit
term-limited
term infant
term insurance
term limit

Literary usage of Tergum

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1. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia: With Figures of All the Species by Charles Darwin (1854)
"7 a, Acasta fenestrata; 7 b, scutum, and 7 c, tergum, internal views. ... 6 a, Elminius Kingii; 6 b and 6 e, scutum and tergum, internal views of; 6d, ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"Reference has already been made to the division of a body-segment into a tergum, two pleura, and a sternum; each of these divisions will be considered ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1897)
"tergum black, the sutures, exteriorly, with a double black spot. Length to end of abdomen, 9 to 10 mm. Width of pronotum, 5^ to 6 mm. ..."

4. Guide to the Study of Insects: And a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"These tubercles result from a simple thickening of the blastoderm, and what is ultimately destined to be the back (tergum) of the animal, arises from a ..."

5. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1876)
"These tubercles result from a simple thickening of the blastoderm, and what is ultimately destined to be the back (tergum) of the animal, arises from a ..."

6. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1878)
"These tubercles result from a simple thickening of the blastoderm, and what is ultimately destined to be the back (tergum) of the animal, arises from a ..."

7. Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"These tubercles result from a simple thickening of the blastoderm, and what is ultimately destined to be the back (tergum) of the animal, arises from a ..."

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