nounpl. -·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.