noun, plural py·gid·i·a [pahy-jid-ee-uh]. /paɪˈdʒɪd i ə/. Zoology.
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Origin of pygidium
OTHER WORDS FROM pygidiumpy·gid·i·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pygidium
Posterior part of the thorax and pygidium, showing endopodites and exopodites projecting under the dorsal test.
It and the pygidium are due solely to functional requirements.
The number of segments in the pygidium was therefore not fixed and was on the average higher than in earlier periods.
He stated that one of these belonged to the cephalon, nine to the thorax, and the remaining sixteen to the pygidium.
Appendages of the thorax and pygidium, seen from the dorsal side.