[ 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.

Origin of tegula

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

Words Nearby tegula

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How to use tegula in a sentence

  • 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