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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tergum; dorsal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to back, or tergum. See dorsal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the back in general; dorsal; notæal: the opposite of sternal or ventral. Specifically
  • In entomology, of or pertaining to a notum, tergum, or tergite.
  • In echinoderms, dorsal in the sense of aboral; coronal: the opposite of ventral or oral: as, the tergal plates of a starfish.
  • In trilobites, of or pertaining to the axis or tergum. See cut under Trilobita.

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