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tagma

Saltos de línea: tagma
Pronunciación: /ˈtaɡmə
 
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Definición de tagma en inglés:

sustantivo (plural tagmata /-mətə/)

Zoology
(In the bodies of arthropods and some other segmented animals) a morphologically distinct region, typically comprising several adjoining segments, such as the head, thorax, and abdomen of insects.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • As defined by Collins, Dinocarids are bilaterally symmetrical arthropods with a body divided into two principal tagmata, recalling the prosoma and opisthosoma of chelicerates, and a non-mineralised cuticle.
  • The chelicerate body plan is characterized by two tagmata, the prosoma, including head structures, and the opisthosoma.
  • All hexapods have a body divided into three basic tagmata - head, thorax, and abdomen - and three pairs of thoracic legs.

Origen

early 20th century: from Greek, literally 'something arranged', from tassein 'set in order'.

Derivados

tagmatize

1
verbo (also tagmatise)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The result of such precise spatial and temporal regulation is a complex exoskeleton that is tagmatized into functional zones.
  • Later, the thoracic portion became segmented, or tagmatized, and this is considered the most significant evolution of the malacostracan class.
  • Later, the thoracic portion became segmented, or tagmatized, and this is considered the most significant evolution of the malacostracan class.

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