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 arthropods, including insects and arachnids but not crustaceans. Cerci often serve as sensory organs, but they may also be used as weapons or copulation aids, or they may simply be vestigial structures. Typical cerci may appear to be jointed and hair-like, but they can
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Segmented paired appendages located at tip of abdomen (plural = cerci)
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