pl. -·ga or -·gums
a special process on the forewings of some insects by means of which the forewings and hind wings are hooked together during flight
Origin of jugumModern Latin ; from L, yoke
nounpl. ju·ga or ju·gums
A yokelike structure in certain insects that joins the forewings to the hind wings, keeping them together during flight.
Origin of jugumLatin iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
Latin, a yoke, ridge.