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jugum

[ joo-guhm ]
/ ˈdʒu gəm /
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noun Entomology.
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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British Dictionary definitions for jugum

jugum
/ (ˈdʒuːɡəm) /

noun
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

Word Origin for jugum

C19: from Latin, literally: yoke
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Medical definitions for jugum

jugum
[ jōōgəm ]

n. pl. ju•gums
A ridge or furrow connecting two structures.yoke
A type of forceps.
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