cercus definition

  • noun:
    • Either of a pair of terminal, dorsolateral physical appendages of certain bugs, like the feminine mosquito.
    • specific hair-like sensory structures on some forms of bugs.
    • See cercopod.
    • In entomology, among the feelers which task from the hinder elements of some pests; one of the most or less antenniform appendages of some insects, the anal limbs or anal forceps (also known as anal cerci), frequently jointed, as with the cockroach.
    • In structure, a bristle or bristle-like framework.
    • [cap. (Latreille, 1796.)] A genus of clavicorn beetles, of the household Nitidulidæ.
    • Either of a couple of terminal, dorsolateral physical appendages of certain insects, for instance the female mosquito.
    • specific hair-like physical structures on some types of bugs.
    • See cercopod.
    • In entomology, one of several feelers which task through the hinder components of some bugs; one of the most or less antenniform appendages of some bugs, the anal limbs or anal forceps (also known as rectal cerci), generally jointed, like in the cockroach.
    • In physiology, a bristle or bristle-like construction.
    • [cap. (Latreille, 1796.)] A genus of clavicorn beetles, for the family Nitidulidæ.

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