- the posterior basal area or lobe in the forewing of certain insects, sometimes serving to couple the forewings and hind wings in flight.
Origin of jugum
1855–60; < New Latin, Latin: yoke1
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Examples from the Web for jugum
The Roman jugum, or yoke of two oxen, made a complete plough.
The yoke here is, however, evidently the juger, not the jugum.
It was known as the taxation 'jugatione vel capitatione'the tribute or stipendium of so much for every jugum or caput.
The acreage of the jugum no doubt varied very much, as did also the acreage of the yard-land.
Item ad idem, Deus novi testamenti dicit Matthi sexto: Jugum meum suave est et onus meum leve.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I
Henry Charles Lea
- a small process at the base of each forewing in certain insects by which the forewings are united to the hindwings during flight
- botany a pair of opposite leaflets
C19: from Latin, literally: yoke
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- A ridge or furrow connecting two structures.yoke
- A type of forceps.
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