noun, plural ter·ga [tur-guh]. /ˈtɜr gə/. Zoology.
BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of tergum
Words nearby tergum
Example sentences from the Web for tergum
Tergum rather narrow, with the apex produced or beaked; the beak is purplish and flat.
Tergum with the longitudinal furrow closed in the upper part: spur not closely adjoining the basi-scutal angle.
I may remark, that in all the species of Lepas, the upper part of the tergum seems particularly variable.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)|Charles Darwin
The Tergum hardly differs at all from that of B. cepa, but is perhaps of rather greater breadth.
The tergum is of large size, and nearly square; it is, in appearance, separated from the scutum by a ridge running up to the apex.