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A thickened dorsal plate on each segment of the body of an arthropod.
- ‘However the most important feature is undoubtedly the dorsal morphology of the tergum 13 with its two dorso-lateral tubercles connected by a transverse, elevated, rounded ridge.’
- ‘After cutting the pleural membrane between the sterna and terga, it was possible to remove the entire genital apparatus with a fine-tipped forceps.’
Early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘back’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.