Pygidium meaning

pī-jĭdē-əm
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The posterior body region or segment of certain invertebrates.
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(zool.) The end division of the body of a trilobite or of certain annelids, crustaceans, or insects.
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The posterior body region or segment of certain invertebrates.
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(zoology) The caudal plate of trilobites, crustacea, and certain insects.
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Origin of pygidium

  • New Latin from Greek pugidion diminutive of pugē buttocks

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

  • From New Latin pygidium, from Ancient Greek πυγή (pugÄ“, “tail")

    From Wiktionary