Definition of jugum in English:

jugum

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːgəm
 
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noun (plural juga)

chiefly Zoology
  • 1A connecting ridge or projection, especially on a bone.
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    • Generally, there are large muscle scars, stout dental lamellae, closely coiled, outwardly pointed spiralia, and simple jugum.
  • 1.1 Entomology A lobe on the forewing of some moths which interlocks with the hindwing in flight.
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    • A. basidentatus has four marginal pegs on each juga, and the male has a characteristic anterior subbasal tooth on the front tibia, giving this segment a notched appearance on its inner surface.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin, literally 'yoke'.

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