Definition of tagma in English:

tagma

nounplural noun tagmata

Zoology
  • (in the bodies of arthropods and some other segmented animals) a morphologically distinct region, typically comprising several adjoining segments, such as the head, thorax, and abdomen of insects.

Pronunciation

tagma

/ˈtaɡmə/ /ˈtæɡmə/

Origin

Early 20th century from Greek, literally ‘something arranged’, from tassein ‘set in order’.