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[tag-muh] /ˈtæg mə/
noun, plural tagmata [tag-muh-tuh] /ˈtæg mə tə/ (Show IPA)
each of the morphologically distinct sections of the body of an arthropod, comprised of two or more segments, as the head, thorax, and abdomen of an insect. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
(zoology) a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect
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C19: from Greek: something arranged, from tassein to put in order
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