telson


tel·son

noun \ˈtel-sən\

Definition of TELSON

:  the terminal segment of the body of an arthropod or segmented worm; especially :  that of a crustacean forming the middle lobe of the tail

Origin of TELSON

New Latin, from Greek, end of a plowed field; perhaps akin to Greek telos end
First Known Use: 1855

tel·son

noun \ˈtel-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TELSON

: the terminal segment of the body of an arthropod or segmented worm

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