Meaning of jugum in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒuːɡəm/

nounplural noun juga

  • 1Zoology
    A connecting ridge or projection, especially on a bone.

    • ‘Generally, there are large muscle scars, stout dental lamellae, closely coiled, outwardly pointed spiralia, and simple jugum.’
    1. 1.1Entomology A lobe on the forewing of some moths which interlocks with the hindwing in flight.
      • ‘A. basidentatus has four marginal pegs on each juga, and the male has a characteristic anterior subbasal tooth on the front tibia, giving this segment a notched appearance on its inner surface.’


Mid 19th century from Latin, literally ‘yoke’.