Type: Term Pronunciation: ser′kŭs, ker′kŭs Definitions: 1. A stiff hairlike structure. 2. A pair of specialized sensory appendages on the 11th abdominal segment of most insects.
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; plural Cerci
[ New Latin , from Greek ... tail.] (Zoology)
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1. A stiff hairlike structure. ... 2. A pair of specialised sensory appendages on the 11th abdominal segment of most insects. ... Origin: Mod. L., fr. G. Kerkos, tail ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(sur´kәs) a bristle-like structure.
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• (n.) See Cercopod.
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(from the article `earwig`) The earwig has a pair of horny, forceps-like tail filaments, or pincers (cerci), at the posterior end of the abdomen, with those of the male being ... Primitive hexapods have abdominal structures that represent modified remnants of ancestral walking limbs. Many hexapods have cerci (sensory ... [2 related a...
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Cerci (singular cercus) are paired appendages on the rear-most segments of many Arthropoda, including insects and Symphyla. Many forms of cerci serve as sensory organs, but some serve as pinching weapons or as organs of copulation. In many insects they simply may be functionless vestigial structures. In basal arthropods, such as silverfish, the ce
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Segmented paired appendages located at tip of abdomen (plural = cerci)
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