Cercopod
Cercopod Cer"co*pod, n. [Gr. ke`rkos tail + -pod.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the jointed antenniform appendages of the posterior somites of certain insects. --Packard. [1913 Webster]

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  • cercopod — n. [Gr. kerkos, tail; pous, foot] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A segmented terminal process located on the telson; see caudal ramus. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Jointed foot like appendages of the last abdominal segment; see cercus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cercopod — See: caudal ramus [Martin, 2005]. See: caudal ramus [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Notostraca): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Diplostraca): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Anostraca): Caudal ramus [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • cercopod — cer·co·pod …   English syllables

  • cercopod — ˈsərkəˌpäd noun ( s) Etymology: cerc + pod : cercus …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudal ramus — One of paired appendages constituting caudal furca, usually rodlike or bladelike, sometimes filamentous and multiarticular. (Syn. caudal filament, caudal style, cercus, cercopod, furcal ramus, stylet) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Single appendage of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Cerci — Cercus Cer cus, n.; pl. {Cerci}. [NL., fr. Gr. ke rkos tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Cercopod}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cercus — Cer cus, n.; pl. {Cerci}. [NL., fr. Gr. ke rkos tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Cercopod}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caudal ramus — pl. rami (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) One of paired appendages, usually rodlike or bladelike, sometimes filamentous and multiarticular just anterior to the anal segment or telson; caudal filaments; caudal style; cercus; cercopod; furcal ramus; stylet …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • furca — n.; pl. cae [L. furca, fork] 1. Any forked process. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The caudal furca; cercopod. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. The cercopods; the forked sternal process arising from the thoracic sternum of pterygote insects formed by the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cerc- — combining form or cerco Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kerk , kerko , from kerkos tail : tail : tailed cercaria c …   Useful english dictionary

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