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jugum

[joo-guh m]
noun Entomology.
  1. the posterior basal area or lobe in the forewing of certain insects, sometimes serving to couple the forewings and hind wings in flight.
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Origin of jugum

1855–60; < New Latin, Latin: yoke1
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Historical Examples of jugum

  • The Roman jugum, or yoke of two oxen, made a complete plough.

    The English Village Community

    Frederic Seebohm

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for jugum

jugum

noun
  1. a small process at the base of each forewing in certain insects by which the forewings are united to the hindwings during flight
  2. botany a pair of opposite leaflets
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Word Origin for jugum

C19: from Latin, literally: yoke
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jugum in Medicine

jugum

(jōōgəm)
n. pl. ju•gums
  1. A ridge or furrow connecting two structures.yoke
  2. A type of forceps.
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