Definition of jugum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oɡəm/

noun (plural juga /-ɡə/)

chiefly Zoology
1A connecting ridge or projection.
Example sentences
  • 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 hind wing in flight.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: ju·gum

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