one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs.
noun (pl) -ci (-siː)
one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods
cercus cer·cus (sûr’kəs)
n. pl. cer·ci (sûr’sī, -kī)
A stiff hairlike structure.
Either of a pair of terminal, dorsolateral sensory appendages of certain insects, such as the female mosquito.
a fleshy, membranous covering of the base of the upper mandible of a bird, especially a bird of prey or a parrot, through which the nostrils open. Archaic. to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth, especially a corpse. Obsolete. to wax. Ceramic Engineer. Historical Examples noun a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, […]
a pre-Roman goddess of agriculture under whose name the Romans adopted the worship of the Greek goddess Demeter. Astronomy. the first asteroid to be discovered, being the largest and one of the brightest. a town in central California. a fleshy, membranous covering of the base of the upper mandible of a bird, especially a bird […]
- Cerea flexibilitas
cerea flexibilitas ce·re·a flex·i·bil·i·tas (sēr’ē-ə flěk’sə-bĭl’ĭ-təs) n. The capacity to maintain the limbs or other bodily parts in the position they are placed, as in catalepsy.
any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain, as wheat, rye, oats, rice, or corn. the grain itself. some edible preparation of it, especially a breakfast food. of or relating to grain or the plants producing it. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun any grass that produces an edible grain, such as oat, rye, […]