from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sclerite forming part of the tergum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tergum, dorsum, or back of one of the somites or segments of an articulated animal, as an arthropod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The dorsal portion of an arthromere or somite of an articulate animal. See Illust. under coleoptera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The dorsal portion of an articulate animal's arthromere or somite.


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