tagmata


tagmata

noun, plural tag·ma·ta [tag-muh-tuh] /ˈtæg mə tə/.

  1. each of the morphologically distinct sections of the body of an arthropod, comprised of two or more segments, as the head, thorax, and abdomen of an insect.

noun plural -mata (-mətə)

  1. zoology a distinct region of the body of an arthropod, such as the head, thorax, or abdomen of an insect

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