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cercus

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noun cer·cus \ˈsər-kəs\

Definition of cercus

plural

cerci

play \ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\
  1. :  either of a pair of simple or segmented appendages at the posterior end of various arthropods that usually act as sensory organs



Origin and Etymology of cercus

New Latin, from Greek kerkos


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

cercus

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noun cer·cus \ˈsər-kəs\

Medical Definition of cercus

plural

cerci

\ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\play
  1. :  either of a pair of simple or segmented appendages at the posterior end of various arthropods




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of cercus Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cercus


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