Definition of jugum in English:


Syllabification: ju·gum
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞ogəm

noun (plural juga /-gə/)

chiefly Zoology
  • 1A connecting ridge or projection.
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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 hind wing 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.


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

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