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tagma

[tag-muh]
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noun, plural tag·ma·ta [tag-muh-tuh] /ˈtæg mə tə/.
  1. 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.
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  • Eleven somites follow these, forming the abdominal “tagma,” giving thus twenty-one somites in all (as in the higher Crustacea).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6

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tagma

noun plural -mata (-mətə)
  1. zoology a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect
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Word Origin

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