Jugum definition

jo͝ogəm
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A yokelike structure in certain insects that joins the forewings to the hind wings, keeping them together during flight.
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A special process on the forewings of some insects by means of which the forewings and hind wings are hooked together during flight.
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A yokelike structure in certain insects that joins the forewings to the hind wings, keeping them together during flight.
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(botany) One of the ridges commonly found on the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
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(botany) A pair of opposite leaflets of a pinnate plant.
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Origin of jugum

  • Latin iugum yoke yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, a yoke, ridge.

    From Wiktionary