cercus

noun cer·cus \ ˈsər-kəs \

Definition of cercus

plural cerci play \ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\
: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


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cercus

noun cer·cus \ ˈsər-kəs \

medical Definition of cercus

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

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