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n. pl. ter·ga (-gə)
The dorsal portion of a body segment of an arthropod.

[Latin, back.]

ter′gal (-gəl) adj.


n, pl -ga (-ɡə)
(Zoology) a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod. Compare sternum3
[C19: from Latin: the back]
ˈtergal adj


(ˈtɜr gəm)

n., pl. -ga (-gə).
the dorsal surface of a body segment of an arthropod.
[1820–30; < Latin: the back]
ter′gal, adj.
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Flagellomeres, metasomal terga and metasomal sterna are referred by the letters: F, T and S, followed by the corresponding number (I, II, III).
According to the results of a phylogenetic analysis based on larval characters, Reesa is closely related to the Trogoderma-like Megatomini (such as Cryptorhopalum Guerin-Meneville, 1838, Megatoma Herbst, 1792, Orphinus Motschulsky, 1858, Thaumaglossa Redtenbacher, 1867, Trogoderma Dejean, 1821) that are characterized by progressive desclerotization of the posterior portions of some abdominal terga (Kiselyova & McHugh 2006).
post ipsum auxilio subeuntem ac tela ferentem corripiunt spirisque ligant ingentibus ; et iam bis medium amplexi, bis collo squamea circum terga dati superant capite et ceruicibus altis.
Then the abdomen was also boiled in 10 % KOH for 10 min and spermatheca was exposed by opening the terga as described by Memon and Ahmad (2002a) and Memon et al.
Dans la wilaya d'Ain Temouchent, un autre enfant age de 10 ans est egalement mort noye au niveau d'une plage, zone rocheuse, interdite a la baignade, dans la commune d'Oulhaca El Gheraba et une autre personne agee de 28 ans, decedee noyee au niveau d'une plage, zone rocheuse interdite a la baignade, dans la commune de Terga.
The objective of our work is the determination of the microbiological and physicochemical quality of AinTemouchentwilaya water littoral (case of Terga beach, Sassel and Chatt El Hillal).
Torax, patas y halterios pardo claro; ala translucida; terga y esterna abdominales pardos, excepto el primer esternon que es pardo oscuro.
japonica stridulate by rubbing terga of somites while bracing themselves against the substrate and lifting their pleotelson to the dorsal side.
Coloration: pro, meso, metanotum and the first two abdominal terga with tawny yellow posterior edge; abdominal segments I and II with a lateral spot on both sides; cerci yellow.
28) The consonantal use of h is a late antique practice that probably originated in the faulty analysis of Vergil's terga fatigamus hasta (Aen.
8 times the length of paraglossae, segment II of the labial palpi with a strong distomedial projection; and posterior margin of abdominal terga with pointed spines (Domingues et a