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noun, plural tagmata [tag-muh-tuh] /ˈtæg mə tə/ (Show IPA)
each of the morphologically distinct sections of the body of an arthropod, comprised of two or more segments, as the head, thorax, and abdomen of an insect.
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
(zoology) a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect


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  • Tagmeme

    noun, Linguistics. 1. the basic unit of grammatical analysis in tagmemics, consisting of a correlation between a grammatical function and the class of items that can occur in that function. Compare filler (def 9), slot1 (def 3). noun 1. (linguistics) a class of speech elements all of which may fulfil the same grammatical role in […]

  • Tagmemic

    adjective, Linguistics. 1. of or relating to tagmemes. 2. of or relating to tagmemics.

  • Tagmemics

    noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics. 1. a school of linguistics deriving from American structuralism based on the work of Kenneth Lee Pike and using the tagmeme as the basic unit of grammatical analysis. plural noun 1. (functioning as sing) (linguistics) a type of grammatical analysis based on the concept of function in sentence […]

  • Tag name

    generic identifier

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