Examples from the Web for tergite
Propygidium: the dorsal segment or tergite in front of the pygidilini, sometimes left exposed in Coleoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
A pair of dorso-ventral muscles passing from tergite to sternite in each segment.
The tergite which covers the dorsal part of the first abdominal segment nearest to the thorax is, however, always present.The Flea|Harold Russell
Thorax much shorter than the head and than the first tergite.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
A series of paired longitudinal dorsal muscles passing from tergite to tergite of each successive segment.