tagmata

tagma

[tag-muh]
noun, plural tagmata [tag-muh-tuh] .
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.
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tagma (ˈtæɡmə)
 
n , pl -mata
zoology a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect
 
[C19: from Greek: something arranged, from tassein to put in order]

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