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telson

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noun tel·son \ˈtel-sən\

Definition of telson

  1. :  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


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telson

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noun tel·son \ˈtel-sən\

Medical Definition of telson

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




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


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