Terga



noun, plural terga
[tur-guh] /ˈtɜr gə/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
1.
the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod.
noun (pl) -ga (-ɡə)
1.
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod Compare sternum (sense 3)

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