tergal

tergal

[tur-guhl]
adjective
of or pertaining to the tergum.

Origin:
1855–60; terg(um) + -al1

intertergal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tergal
Collins
World English Dictionary
tergum (ˈtɜːɡəm)
 
n , pl -ga
Compare sternum a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod
 
[C19: from Latin: the back]
 
'tergal
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature