Definition of tagma in English:

tagma

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Pronunciation: /ˈtagmə/

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noun (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.

Derivatives

tagmatize

verb (also tagmatise)

Origin

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

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