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tegula

[teg-yuh-luh]
noun, plural teg·u·lae [teg-yuh-lee] /ˈtɛg yəˌli/.
  1. (in certain insects) a scalelike lobe at the base of the forewing.
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Origin of tegula

First recorded in 1820–30, tegula is from the Latin word tēgula tile
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Historical Examples of tegula

  • The actual base of the anterior wing is covered by a little convex somewhat shell-like cap, called the tegula (T).

    Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants

    Edward Saunders