tergite

[tur-jahyt]
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noun

the dorsal sclerite of an abdominal segment of an insect.

Nearby words

  1. terete,
  2. tereus,
  3. terf,
  4. terfel,
  5. tergal,
  6. tergiversate,
  7. tergiversation,
  8. tergum,
  9. terhune,
  10. teriyaki

Origin of tergite

First recorded in 1880–85; terg(um) + -ite1

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