tagma

[tag-muh]
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noun, plural tag·ma·ta [tag-muh-tuh] /ˈtæg mə tə/.

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.

Nearby words

  1. tagliatelle,
  2. tagliavini,
  3. tagline,
  4. taglioni,
  5. taglock,
  6. tagmeme,
  7. tagmemic,
  8. tagmemics,
  9. tagore,
  10. tagore, sir rabindranath

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British Dictionary definitions for tagma

tagma

noun plural -mata (-mətə)

zoology a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect

Word Origin for tagma

C19: from Greek: something arranged, from tassein to put in order

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