cremaster definition

  • noun:
    • A thin muscle tissue attached to the testicles.
    • into the pupae of particular species of butterfly, a hook-shaped protuberance from rear of the chrysalis casing, by which the caterpillar fixes itself into the pad of silk this has cemented towards underside of a perch.
    • A thin muscle mass which serves to attract up the testicle.
    • The apex of the last abdominal portion of an insect.
    • The muscle associated with spermatic cord; the suspensory muscle of testicle, comprising a number of fibers based on the interior oblique muscle regarding the stomach, and unhappy in loops upon the cord.
    • In entomology, a name given by Kirby to little hook-like processes on the posterior extremity of many lepidopterous pupæ, by which they suspend themselves during pupation; hence, the tip of the abdomen of the pupa of any insect which undergoes complete metamorphosis, serving for the attachment of the pupa.
    • A hook for holding a pot or any other vossel over a fire.
    • In marsupials a muscle which compresses the mammary gland and causes the milk down the gullet associated with the younger while in the pouch.
  • others:
    • Suspensory; with respect to the cremaster: since, the cremaster muscle mass.

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