- 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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Examples from the Web for tagmata
These tagmata may again be subdivided into groups preserving a more or less marked individuality.
In neither are the appendages, except those about the mouth, grouped in tagmata.
The trilobites show a beginning of tagmata, and such development would be expected if evolution were progressive.
- zoology a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect
C19: from Greek: something arranged, from tassein to put in order