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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
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fastigium, fastigia, fastigial

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (F)
No Taxon fastigium, fastigia, fastigial
Explanation of Names
Latin fastigium means a slope or a roof (1). Related to Latin fastigiatus, flat-topped (Jardine).
fastigium noun, plural fastigia, adjective fastigial - in certain insects, especially orthoptera, the upper part of the forehead between, and often extending in front of, the eyes.
Print References
Gordh, p. 351 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.