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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sclerite forming one of the constituents of a tergum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dorsal portion of an articulate animal's arthromere or somite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dorsal portion of an arthromere or somite of an articulate animal. See Illust. under coleoptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tergum, dorsum, or back of one of the somites or segments of an articulated animal, as an arthropod.

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